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  • Mining Explorers 2013: Looking ahead - Land of opportunity

    Min. David Ramsay, Special to Mining News|Updated Nov 3, 2013

    Northwest Territories is a land filled with vast mineral potential, rich in both resources and opportunity. Industry interest in this potential continues to rise and the Government of the Northwest Territories is actively working to ensure resource development is environmentally sustainable and benefits the residents, communities and businesses of the NWT. Currently, four mines are operating in the NWT: Dominion Diamond Corp.'s Ekati Diamond Mine, Rio Tinto's Diavik Diamond Mine, DeBeers' Snap Lake Diamond Mine and North...

  • Mining Explorers 2012: Mining remains key to NWT's future

    Min. David Ramsay, Special to Mining News|Updated Nov 11, 2012

    The Northwest Territories has been closely linked with the mining industry ever since B.A. Blakeney, a prospector on his way to the Klondike, staked the first gold mining claim here in 1898. And although the focus has shifted from gold to diamonds, the industry remains at the forefront of any discussion regarding the NWT's economic well-being: the territory produced over C$2 billion in total mineral shipments in 2011, a staggering total for a jurisdiction which has a population that barely exceeds 40,000 residents. Although...