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  • A valley lake in the mineral-rich mountains on the Yukon-NWT border.

    Junior seeks to tame tungsten elephant

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Dec 9, 2023

    After establishing its position as a leading zinc-lead-silver explorer in northern Canada, Fireweed Metals Corp. set out in late 2022 to broaden its focus in both geography and commodities. Partly defying the age-old adage to stick to what you know, the longtime explorer of the district-scale Macmillan Pass zinc-lead-silver project ventured across the border into Northwest Territories to acquire two projects. While the Gayna River zinc-lead-silver-gallium-germanium project is...

  • A ribbon of green aurora arcs above Meliadine Mine building lit up at night.

    Gold, copper lead Nunavut exploration

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Jan 17, 2023

    While a small group of dedicated explorers returned in 2022 to advance production and development projects in Nunavut, a growing number of newcomers fanned out across the northern territory in search of a variety of minerals. Some came seeking gold deposits like those being explored and mined by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., while others chased historical occurrences of newly designated critical metals, especially copper and certain base metals, now in high demand for... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines Sean Boyd Amaruq Meliadine

    Pandemic interrupts Agnico Nunavut plans

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. viewed the start of gold production from its Amaruq and Meliadine mines in Nunavut during 2019 as an inflection point that marked a new era for the company's endeavors in this geologically blessed, politically attractive, and stable northern Canadian Territory jurisdiction. The Toronto-based gold miner, however, did not envision this new era starting with a global pandemic that would suspend operations at its new mines and change the modus operandi at... Full story

  • Agnico Eagle gold, silver exploration map near Meadowbank, Aura Silver

    Agnico continues to explore Greyhound

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. May 3 reported that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd will continue to carry out exploration at Aura's Greyhound gold property this year. Situated 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut, Greyhound hosts gold-rich zones and base metals-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide targets. Agnico earned an initial 51 percent interest in a portion of Greyhound upon completing a 2017 spring drilling program, a stake that can be...

  • Agnico's golden Nunavut vision realized

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    When Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. established a foothold in Nunavut roughly a decade ago, the gold mining company saw the northern Canadian Territory as a politically attractive and stable jurisdiction with enormous geological potential. With two new gold mines established in Nunavut this year, this vision is being realized. "We see tremendous potential there and this is an inflection point and a turning point in the future of Agnico as we are opening up a brand-new area where we...

  • Agnico Eagle develops two new gold mines in Nunavut Amaruq, Meliadine

    ME2018: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

    Updated Nov 23, 2018

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. reported substantial progress this year at its Amaruq and Meliadine gold mine development projects in Nunavut that are expected to boost the company's annual gold production to 2 million ounces by 2020. Meadowbank, currently the company's only operating mine in Nunavut, began production in 2010 and is now nearing the end of its gold reserves. The mill and other facilities there, however, will continue operations thanks to Amaruq, a satellite deposit... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2016: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

    Updated Feb 3, 2018

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. took healthy strides in 2016 towards developing Amaruq as a satellite to its Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut. The company acquired Amaruq, a previously undrilled gold property about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of Meadowbank, in 2013 and by the end of 2015 had already outlined 16.9 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 6.05 grams of gold per metric ton (3.3 million ounces) gold. About 89 percent of this resource is found in a deposit... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2016: Working ahead of the curve

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Feb 3, 2018

    Nunavut seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to recovering from the global downturn in mineral exploration spending. An estimated C$202.5 million was invested in unlocking this Canadian territory's mineral potential in 2015. This 28 percent increase over the C$158 million invested in 2014 came at a time when most jurisdictions around the world were continuing a four-year trend of sharp drops in mineral exploration. While early estimates have Nunavut giving up some... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2017: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

    Updated Jan 24, 2018

    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is on track to have two new gold mines in Nunavut by 2019 and has grabbed a foothold on gold exploration in Yukon Territory. In recent years, the company expanded its presence in Nunavut, a jurisdiction its sees as both politically stable and geologically rich. Agnico's largest producing mine, Meadowbank, and two development assets, Amaruq and Meliadine, are found in this northern Canada territory. Meadowbank, which began operation in 2010, has enough...

  • Agnico set to earn stake in Aura's Greyhound

    Updated Jan 18, 2018

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. March 20 said Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. plans to resume drilling at Aura's Greyhound gold-silver property in Nunavut this year. Slated to begin in April, this roughly 1,500-meter drill program will follow up on a hole completed by Agnico in 2015 that cut 1.5 meters averaging 6.41 grams per metric ton gold. "The potential for success of future work following up on the discovery of high-grade gold (multiple one ounce per ton gold samples) and silver boulders (some in excess of 5,000 grams per metric...

  • Agnico continues exploration for gold at Aura's Greyhound

    Shane Lasley|Updated Apr 17, 2016

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. April 12 said Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is planning a third season of exploration on Aura's Greyhound property located some 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Agnico's Meadowbank gold mine in Nunavut. A ground magnetic resonance survey of the property is currently underway. This detailed survey will cover roughly an area of about 8,000 meters by 3,000 meters that includes a broad area to the east of the all-weather Meadowbank road (running through the...

  • Porphyry potential tapped at Aura's Greyhound

    Shane Lasley|Updated Dec 6, 2015

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. Nov. 24 reported results of an eight-hole drill program completed at its Greyhound property in Nunavut. The program was funded and operated by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., which entered into an option agreement on the property in 2014. The 2015 drilling focused on the Aura Lake and Dingo areas of the Greyhound property. Hole GHD15-017, drilled east of Aura Lake, cut more than 25 meters of a stockwork zone of quartz-carbonate veining hosted within mafic...

  • Mining Explorers 2015: Agnico mulls Nunavut strategy

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 1, 2015

    Since acquiring Amaruq in 2013, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has elevated the Nunavut property from an intriguing grassroots prospect to a 2-million-ounce gold deposit that could follow the company's Meadowbank Mine as a successful venture in Nunavut. "While it is still at an early stage of exploration, in less than two years, the Amaruq property has advanced from a grassroots discovery to a project that now hosts a significant and growing inferred gold resource. We also see good...

  • Agnico returns to drill Aura's Greyhound

    Shane Lasley|Updated Aug 23, 2015

    Aura Silver Resources Inc. Aug. 14 reported that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has begun a 1,000-meter drill program at Aura's Greyhound property in Nunavut. This drilling program will focus on the previously identified gold and silver rich zones around Aura Lake as well as the gold and base metal, copper-rich area at the Dingo zone. Agnico completed a similar-scale program at the property last year. The Greyhound property is located 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Agnico's...

  • Mining Explorers 2014: Big projects dominate field season

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Nov 2, 2014

    Mineral exploration activity is holding its own in Nunavut this year, despite a tough funding environment and stiff competition from other attractive mining jurisdictions around the world. Although the Far North territory has only one operating mine, Meadowbank, at least eight mineral projects are currently hurtling through development and the permitting process on their way to production. Of these, two projects - one gold and one iron - have project certificates, and six projects are progressing through the environmental...

  • Mining Explorers 2014: Agnico hits high-grade gold at Amaruq

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Nov 2, 2014

    From expanding reserves at its proposed Meliadine gold mine to early-stage exploration at an enticing gold discovery a few miles up the road from its Meadowbank Mine, 2014 is emerging as a year marked with exciting growth for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. In addition to growth through the bit of a drill, Agnico expanded its reserves and production profile through acquisitions. In June, the producer and Yamana Gold Inc. finalized the purchase of Osisko Mining Corp. Agnico and Yamana...

  • Gold leads activity in central Nunavut

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated May 25, 2014

    Kivalliq, located northwest of Hudson Bay and sharing a border with the Northwest Territories and Manitoba, is the heart of Nunavut's gold country. This central region of the territory is also the home of Nunavut's sole operating mine, Meadowbank. The region's diverse geology hosts a number of mineral occurrences and deposits, particularly gold, uranium, nickel, platinum group elements, base metals, rare earth elements, and diamonds. In 2013, exploration activity in the Kivalliq Region primarily involved gold and uranium,... Full story

  • Explorer seeks uranium, gold deposits

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2011

    The quest for uranium that led to the creation of Uranium North Resources Corp. to explore Nunavut five years ago continues today, despite plummeting demand for the mineral after the partial meltdown of Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant in March. But the nimble junior, having noted soaring demand for gold in recent years, had already seized the initiative to also hunt for the precious metal on many of the very same Nunavut properties where it sought uranium. As a result, Uranium North is one of a few exploration-stage co...

  • 2010 Mining Explorers: Aura Silver Resources Inc.

    Updated Oct 31, 2010

    AUU: TSX-V President and CEO: Rob Boaz Hon. B.A. Chief Geologist & Director: James M. Franklin, Ph.D., P. Geo. VP, Exploration and Consulting Geologist: Eric Craigie, B. Sc. (Geo.) Formed in 2003, Aura Silver's strategy is to act as an exploration arm with other miners that host untested exploration potential on their mining properties in major silver belts. Aura Silver has two active projects in North America, including one located in an under-explored Archean greenstone belt in Nunavut. Aura Silver's Greyhound Lake...

  • 2010 Mining Explorers: Territory ranks fourth in investment

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Oct 31, 2010

    Government and industry officials agree that mining exploration and development in recent years have brought substantial positive change to Nunavut, Canada's newest and least explored territory. Ongoing and new exploration, however, are rapidly advancing understanding of this vast Arctic land's mineral potential. "In this industry, it seems that all of the best and worst of times were compressed into less than two years (between 2008 and 2010)," said Peter Taptuna, minister of Economic Development & Transportation for the Gov...

  • Greyhound glints with precious metals

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2010

    One of the reasons that mining-friendly Nunavut is attracting considerable industry attention in 2010 is the ongoing exploration success of ventures like Aura Silver Resources Inc.'s Greyhound Project in the Kivalliq region of the territory, where relatively modest spending can deliver impressive results. Aura Silver reported results in August and early September from surface sampling and drilling programs this summer that returned grades as high as 28.2 grams per metric ton gold and up to 5,380 g/t silver. The samples were...

  • Mining Explorers 2009: Aura Silver Resources Inc.

    Updated Nov 1, 2009

    AUU: TSX-V President and CEO: Robert Boaz Chairman: Jeffrey Klenda Vice President, Exploration: Eric Craigie Formed in 2003, Aura Silver Resources Inc. is a Canadian exploration company engaged in the discovery of precious metal deposits with a focus on silver. The Company has concentrated its search on precious metal districts in North America. Aura Silver has two active projects in North America, one in Oaxaca, Mexico and one located in an under-explored Archean greenstone belt in Nunavut, Canada. Aura Silver's Greyhound...

  • Mineral Roundup in Nunavut Territory

    Updated Feb 22, 2009

    Producing mines Early in 2008, Tahera Diamond Corp., owner and operator of Jericho Diamond Mine - Canada's third, and Nunavut's first diamond mine - filed bankruptcy and sought creditor protection. Tahera opened the Jericho in 2006 and recovered and processed 155,000 metric tons (average grade of 0.79 carats per metric ton) during the fourth quarter of 2007, resulting in production of 122,500 carats valued at US$11.6 million, compared with US$8.4 million in the third quarter of 2007. However, financial losses were reported... Full story

  • NovaGold hits funding snag, halts mining

    Shane Lasley, For Mining News|Updated Nov 30, 2008

    Reeling from regulatory and operating problems at the Rock Creek Mine 12 kilometers, or 8 miles, from Nome and effects of the recent credit drought, NovaGold Resources Inc. Nov. 24 said it has suspended production at the Rock Creek gold mine for at least six months. The move comes less than three months after production startup at the small gold mining project in September. The Vancouver, B.C.-based fledgling producer blamed its financial troubles on huge unexpected cost...

  • Cash Minerals touts 'exciting' results

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 27, 2008

    Nash Minerals Ltd. and its joint venture partner Mega Uranium Ltd. may have a tiger by the tail, but the beast these explorers are tracking is metallic in nature. Unveiling the most promising results to date from four years of exploring the Wernecke Uranium District in northern Yukon Territory, Cash Minerals Jan. 23 said it is moving into the resource definition stage at its Igor property with a goal of developing a resource estimate for the iron oxide copper-gold-uranium (IOCG-U) prospect by this summer. Igor is the most adv...