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Fire forces shutdown of Ekati's production for next three months

Dominion Diamond Corp. June 27 said the processing plant at its Ekati diamond mine in Northwest Territories is out of operation due to a June 23 fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished and all personnel... Full story

 By Shane Lasley    News    May 8, 2016

Northern Nuggets: Athabasca cuts deal for northern lithium projects

Athabasca Nuclear Corp. May 2 said it has entered into a binding letter of intent with North Arrow Minerals Inc. to acquire the Torp Lake and Phoenix lithium properties. The Torp Lake project covers 1,003...

 By Shane Lasley    News    November 1, 2015

Mining Explorers 2015: NWT exploration dips sharply

Mineral exploration spending in Northwest Territories dipped sharply in 2015. While the final numbers are not in, Natural Resources Canada predicts exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures in the... Full story


Mining Explorers 2015: Dominion Diamond Corp.

DDC.TO: TSX Chairman: Robert Gannicott Chief Executive Officer: Brendan Bell Chief Operating Officer: Chantal Lavoie Dominion Diamond Corp. mines rough diamonds at the Ekati and Diavik mines, both located in Northwest Territories about 300 kilometers (190...


Diavik on pace to recover 7M carats in 2015

Dominion Diamond Corp. Oct. 15 reported that its Diavik Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories produced 1.27 million carats of diamonds from 480,000 metric tons of ore during the third quarter of 2015....


Diavik diamond production down 20%

Dominion Diamond Corp. April 20 said Diavik Diamond Mine processing volumes for the first quarter of 2015 fell 19 percent compared to the first three months of last year. The company attributes this... Full story


More diamond reserves at Diavik

Dominion Diamond Corp. March 6 reported an updated reserves and resources statement, which adds 3.9 million metric tons containing roughly 13 million carats to the mineral reserves at the Diavik diamond mine in Northwest Territories. As of Dec. 31, 2014,...


Dominion mines 5.7M carats in 2014

Dominion Diamond Corp. Feb. 23 reported annual production results for the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines in Northwest Territories. For the year ending Jan. 31, the company's Ekati mine produced 3.16...


Diamonds remain territory's best friend

Thanks to recent progress in development of several major projects in 2014, the outlook for diamond mining in Northwest Territories is suddenly a lot brighter. This is especially good news for the territory's mining industry, which is largely dependent on... Full story


Mining Explorers 2014: Revitalizing the future of mining

The mining industry has been a pillar of the Northwest Territories' economy for more than 80 years. A strategic approach to manage resources in the territory is creating a new investment climate and opportunities for responsible resource development. In... Full story


Mining Explorers 2014: Dominion Diamond Corp.

DDC: TSX / NYSE Chairman and CEO: Robert Gannicott Chief Operating Officer: Chantal Lavoie Executive Vice President, Community Affairs: Brendan Bell Dominion Diamond Corporation mines rough diamonds at the Ekati and Diavik mines, both located in Northwest... Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    October 26, 2014

Jobs boom heads to Canada's Far North

Government policymakers in Canada and the Northwest Territories are joining mining companies in preparing for an employment boom that economists predict will swamp the North in the next three to five years. The anticipated surge in jobs is part of a...


Explorers' hunt for diamonds heats up

Diamonds exploration heated up in the Northwest Territories in 2014 as more and more companies mounted campaigns aimed at identifying the next big discovery in a region that has already produced three operating diamond mines and one well-advanced mine...


Mining Explorers 2013: Looking ahead - Land of opportunity

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...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    November 3, 2013

Mining Explorers 2013: Rich resources spur project investment

Northwest Territories continued to benefit in 2013 from a recent surge of exploration interest. A vast expanse of mountains, forests and tundra that is roughly two-thirds the size of Alaska, the territory covers 1.17 million square kilometers (431,162...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    November 3, 2013

Mining Explorers 2013: Mining activity remains strong in 2013

There is a reason why Nunavut has one of the fastest-growing economies in Canada: mining. With one operating gold mine at Meadowbank, two huge projects on the verge of startup at Hope Bay and Mary River, five projects advancing through the environmental...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    June 30, 2013

Major chases Hackett River VMS project

Among the dozen or so companies that are advancing mineral-rich deposits in Nunavut this year, none has more going on inside and outside of the territory this summer than Glencore Xstrata plc. Xstrata plc, owner of the Hackett River silver-zinc project...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    June 30, 2013

Junior targets huge Darnley Bay prospect

You say the world's frontiers have all been conquered, and Nature's riddles have all been solved? Don't tell that to Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. The Toronto-based junior is celebrating two decades this summer of working to unravel one of Earth's most...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    May 26, 2013

Producer clears hurdles at Meadowbank

The story of the Meadowbank Mine in central Nunavut continues to be a tale of challenges met and obstacles conquered. From the hour that its development was conceptualized in the middle of the past decade, the gold at Meadowbank has delivered a succession...


Territory sees spurt in mining activity

A challenging economic climate in 2012 failed to impede growth in mining activity in Northwest Territories. As miners struggled to fund their work programs, numerous companies managed to plow ahead in the wake of regulatory improvements, advancing...


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

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...


Mining Explorers 2012: Slow, steady growth marks 2012

Northwest Territories, a vast expanse of mountains, forests and tundra, has been slower to experience the surge in mineral exploration and development activities that has swept across Yukon Territory and Nunavut in recent years. But the mining industry is...


Mining Explorers 2012: Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.

PGD: TSX Chairman and CEO: Eric Friedland President: Brooke Clements Chief Geoscientist: Jennifer Pell, B.Sc. (Honors), Ph.D. Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. focused in 2012 on its diamond exploration projects in Nunavut and Northwest Territories, spending more...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    October 28, 2012

Peregrine exploration kept pace in 2012

For a junior who lost a substantial funding partner, BHP Billiton Canada Inc., at the onset of the recent downturn in the financial markets, Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. hardly broke stride in exploration momentum in 2012. The aggressive explorer not only forge...

 By Rose Ragsdale    News    June 24, 2012

Zinc projects take shape in the North

As the scope and tenor of a long-predicted shortfall in zinc supply begins to take shape, proponents of advanced mine projects in northern Canada with substantial deposits of zinc, along with lead, copper and/or other metals, are busy refining development...


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