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Bumpy ride ahead for NWT mining

While mining activity remained strong in the Northwest Territories in 2019, industry and government officials alike worried that the robust sector, driven largely by production at three... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 

Mineral riches lure explorers to Yukon

Though mineral exploration in Yukon Territory this year lagged the pace seen in 2018, mine development projects advanced at a steady clip in 2019, while several past-producing mines moved... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 

Nunavut takes stock in 20th year

Twenty years ago, Canada created the territory of Nunavut, carving out the easternmost part of the Northwest Territories to form the country's northernmost jurisdiction. A vast land of... — Updated 7/2/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Casino porphyry copper gold mine project Yukon Territory Canada

Junior could hit big jackpot at Casino

Like working a giant jigsaw puzzle, Western Copper and Gold Corp. has gradually pieced together components of the Casino Mine project in Yukon Territory, hoping to usher the project into... — Updated 6/26/2020 Full story

 

Discoveries spur drilling at Indin Lake

After nearly 10 years of exploring the Colomac Gold Project in Northwest Territories, Nighthawk Gold Corp. is making progress toward increasing the project's resource in 2020, while... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 

Explorer executes vision at Hope Bay

More than halfway through its third year as a gold producer at the Hope Bay Property in Nunavut, TMAC Resources Inc. is also emerging as a top mineral explorer in Canada's northernmost... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 

Explorer seeks Yukon gold

With diamond drills turning at three different properties in west-central Yukon this field season, along with rotary air blast drilling, soil sampling and other activities, White Gold... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
TMAC Resource SD Gold Hope Bay Mine Nunavut Canada

China, U.S. investors take the long view

Until novel coronavirus ignited a global pandemic that plunged the world economy into recession, foreign investors, except for a lucky few, have salivated from afar over the bountiful... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Exploration drilling high grade gold at Seabridge 3 Aces gold project Yukon

Seabridge Gold nabs 3 Aces for portfolio

One of the most prospective, if not the potentially richest, recent gold discoveries in Yukon Territory is changing owners. Seabridge Gold has agreed to purchase the 3 Aces Project in... — Updated 4/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Agnico Nunavut Meliadine mine workers with gold bar Covid 19

Canada's territories brace for pandemic

The territories of northern Canada, so far, appear to have escaped the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe. This is due, in part, to the remoteness of the... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource drilling Yellowknife City Gold Project Northwest Territories

Junior resumes gold hunt with new focus

Buoyed by the first-ever mineral resource estimate reported for its Yellowknife City Gold Project, Vancouver-based Gold Terra Resource Corp. (formerly TerraX Minerals Inc.) appears to be... — Updated 3/20/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior sees zinc-lead project in top 10

In 21 months, Osisko Metals Ltd. has boosted the mineral resource estimate for its Pine Point zinc-lead project near Hay River in Northwest Territories by 36 percent to 50 million metric... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Heavy equipment at Victoria Eagle Gold mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

Explorers tout first gold, new finds

After being stalled for decades, hardrock gold mine development in Yukon Territory appears to be picking up speed, as one company rockets toward full mine production by mid-2020, while... — Updated 1/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior chases target near historic mine

One intrepid junior tackled an enticing prospect in western Nunavut in 2019, marking the seventh year of its quest for gold in Canada's far north. Seeking new gold resources on the highly... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior awakens MacMillan Pass giant

Another slumbering zinc giant is being awakened in Canada's far north. The MacMillan Pass project, a venture targeting an extensive package of mining claims assembled recently by junior... — Updated 10/31/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Junior plans to drill deep for answers porphyry copper gold exploration

Junior plans to drill deep for answers

Triumph Gold Corp. is making significant, new strides toward unlocking the geological secrets of Freegold Mountain, a district-scale property that could produce one of the richest... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Meliadine project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut commercial production

Gold operation shines with early startup

With the Meliadine project near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut hitting its target for commercial production in mid-May, senior gold miner Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is already reaping the rewards of... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Mineral exploration slows in the Yukon

Yukon Territory, a mineral exploration frontrunner in Canada's North, is witnessing a significant slowdown in 2019. As a result, growth in Yukon's economy is expected to slow this year... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Northern zinc-rich projects get boost

As the worldwide deficit in zinc production grows, several zinc-lead mining projects across northern Canada await construction of access arteries needed to deliver their ore to market.... — Updated 9/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 6/27/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Newmont Mining Evrim Resources explorer Carlin style gold NWT

Junior joins Newmont in targeting gold

An alliance formed nearly two years ago between Evrim Resources Corp. and a Newmont Mining Corp. subsidiary may be paying off for the busy junior, given Newmont's recent decision to... — Updated 5/10/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Mountain Province Diamonds De Beers Gahcho Kué Kennady North NWT

Mine co-owner seeks diamonds next door

The quest for diamonds at the Kennady North project next door to the Gahcho Kué Mine in Northwest Territories got a boost on Feb. 27 when owner Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. reported p... — Updated 4/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Auryn Resources uses AI machine learning to hunt for Arctic gold in Nunavut

Junior uses AI to hunt for arctic gold

In a move many considered the stuff of science fiction or fantasy just 20 years ago, junior miner Auryn Resources Inc. has used artificial intelligence to help identify gold deposits at... — Updated 3/8/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Two new gold mines in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut

Explorers aim to resume gold hunt in 2019

With the startup of two new gold mining operations scheduled for the first half of this year and recent regulatory approvals for development of at least three other gold deposits in the... — Updated 2/15/2019 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Juniors find gold despite staking ban

Gold explorers are rushing to several regions of Yukon Territory, particularly areas where significant discoveries of the precious metal have been reported in recent years. But only a... — Updated 12/14/2018 Full story

 

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