Global number of active mineral exploration sites 2017, by region and type

Number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide in 2017, by region and type*

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May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Figures include exploration for gold and silver, base metals (cobalt, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc), iron ore, platinum-group metals (palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, and osmium), uranium, diamond, and other.
The figures are estimates calculated based on data provided by the source, and therefore do not add exactly to the total number of active mineral exploration sites figure stated by the source.
The total number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide in 2017 was 2,317.

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