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  • Nunavut Canada Mining Explorers 2021 magazine Data Mine North TMAC Resources

    Nunavut exploration heats up in 2021

    Rose Ragsdale, For Data Mine North|Updated Feb 10, 2022

    Mineral exploration activity in Nunavut intensified in 2021 as mining companies mounted larger and more extensive programs in response to stronger capital markets, government infrastructure initiatives, and the easing of restrictions imposed to curb effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Spanning 2 million square kilometers (about 782,000 square miles), the territory has 25 communities and about 39,353 residents, of whom 84% are Inuit. Nunavut has no roads, and all but one... Full story

  • Solstice set to drill Nunavut (Kahuna) gold

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Solstice Gold Corp. July 2 announced plans for its first ever drill program on the Nunavut (formerly Kahuna) project, a large property roughly seven kilometers (4.4 miles) east of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Meliadine Mine. Solstice Gold was formed early last year, when Dunnedin Ventures Inc. spun out the gold prospective portions of its Kahuna diamond project. The portions of Kahuna retained by Dunnedin host more than 40 diamondiferous kimberlite targets. Following its...

  • Two new gold mines in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut

    Explorers aim to resume gold hunt in 2019

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    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 territory, there's little question that Nunavut is coming into its own as a gold mining center in Canada. Nearly one and one-half times the size of Alaska, the northern jurisdiction has seen little gold production since it was separated from Northwestern Territories 20 years ago. But as...

  • Diamond exploration drilling Solstice gold

    Dunnedin tracks new Kahuna kimberlites

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Dunnedin Ventures Inc. Oct. 4 reported new diamond results from sampling of the KD900 kimberlite pipe on its Kahuna Diamond project in Nunavut. The company's 2018 summer-fall exploration program included drilling that tested two previously known kimberlites, KD900 and KD230, and discovered a new pipe, KH10-11. All three kimberlites were tested using rotary air-blast (RAB) drilling and approximately one metric ton of representative material was sent to CF Mineral Research Ltd.... Full story

  • Gold exploration map Kahuna Gold near Meliadine mine project Nunavut

    Solstice begins exploring for Kahuna gold

    Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Solstice Gold Corp. May 1 provided details of the 2018 exploration program at its Kahuna gold project in Nunavut. Spun out of Dunnedin Ventures Inc. in April, Solstice Gold is focused on exploring the gold potential at Kahuna, which is about seven kilometers (4.4 miles) east of Agnico-Eagle Mines' Meliadine gold mine project. Dunnedin has outlined 4.02 million carats of diamonds in 3.99 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 1.01 carats per metric tons in two...

  • Dunnedin raises funds, spins out Solstice

    Updated Sep 24, 2020

    Dunnedin Ventures Inc. April 18 announced that it has raised C$2.08 million to further exploration of its Kahuna diamond project in Nunavut and has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to spin out Solstice Gold Corp., which will be exploring the gold potential that has been identified at Kahuna. The money raised by Dunnedin included the issuance of 5.34 million non-flow-through units at C30 cents each and 250,000 flow-through units at C40 cents each. All units include one Dunnedin share and half of a...

  • Bigger Kahuna diamond program planned

    Updated Sep 24, 2020

    Dunnedin Ventures Inc. April 5 said it is expanding its 2018 exploration program at Kahuna, a large diamond property about 16 miles (26 kilometers) northeast of Rankin Inlet and adjacent to Agnico Eagle's Meliadine gold mine. Two kimberlites on the property – Kahuna and Notch – hosts 4.02 million carats of diamonds in 3.99 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 1.01 carats per metric tons. The kimberlites in the resource are exposed at surface and remain open to extension along strike and at depth. Overall, Dun...

  • Nunavut takes stock in 20th year

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining Explorers|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    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 lakes and tundra sprawled across the North from the Hudson Bay to the Arctic Ocean and east to Baffin Bay and the coastal waters of Greenland, Nunavut is home to only about 38,000 people, of whom 85 percent are indigenous Inuit who have lived in this frozen land for millennia. Since 1999,... Full story

  • Solstice tests targets east of Meliadine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Solstice Gold Corp. completed its first ever drill program at Nunavut (formerly Kahuna), an early stage gold project that borders the east side of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Meliadine mine property. "Agnico Eagle's Meliadine mine, which reached commercial production last month, is only seven kilometers (4.4 miles) from Solstice's claims in the Rankin Gold Belt. We are looking forward to drilling targets in the hunt for the next potential gold discovery in an exciting region,"...

  • Mining Explorers 2018 Nunavut mining and mineral exploration

    Territory hits exploration slump

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Mar 1, 2019

    Canada is the world's top destination for mining exploration spending, attracting more than 14 percent of global budgeted expenditures from explorers seeking to tap the country's vast mineral wealth. Yet in 2017, the three huge mineral-rich territories to the north, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory, lured only about C$360 million, or less than one-fifth of the roughly $2.1 billion that junior and senior mining companies invested in mineral exploration and dep... Full story

  • Kahuna diamond exploration project near Agnico Eagle's Meliadine Mine

    ME2018: Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

    Updated Nov 1, 2018

    Dunnedin Ventures Inc. is focused on exploring Kahuna, a large diamond property about 16 miles (26 kilometers) northeast of Rankin Inlet in Nunavut. Two kimberlites on the property – Kahuna and Notch – host 4.02 million carats of diamonds in 3.99 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 1.01 carats per metric tons. Chuck Fipke, the renowned geologist that made the diamond discoveries that led to Ekati and the other mines in Northwest Territories, is an advisor and... Full story

  • Kahuna Gold exploration map, near Agnico Eagle Meliadine Mine Nunavut

    ME2018: Solstice Gold Corp.

    Updated Oct 26, 2018

    Spun out of Dunnedin Ventures Inc. in April, Solstice Gold Corp. is focused on exploring the gold potential at the Kahuna project, a large venture located about seven kilometers (4.4 miles) east of Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Meliadine gold mine project in Nunavut. Dunnedin has outlined 4.02 million carats of diamonds in 3.99 million metric tons of inferred resource averaging 1.01 carats per metric ton in two kimberlites at Kahuna. During its diamond exploration, however, the... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2016: A land of opportunities

    Min. Monica Ell-kanayuk, For Mining Explorers|Updated Feb 3, 2018

    Endowed with some of the largest undeveloped mineral belts in the world, investment in public geoscience has shown the potential of Nunavut. The 2 million square kilometers (772,000 square miles) of the territory is geologically diverse and offers the potential for many commodities, including gold, diamonds, uranium, iron, base metals, nickel and platinum, making it an attractive destination for exploration. Although many new discoveries are yet to be made, existing mineral... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2013: Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.

    Updated Nov 3, 2013

    CEM: TSX.V Chairman: Wayne Livingstone President and CEO: Garfield MacVeigh Vice President, Exploration: Darwin Green After two seasons of focusing its exploration efforts on gold properties in the Yukon Territory and Ontario, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. returned to Southeast Alaska to expand Glacier Creek, a high-grade volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit at its Palmer project. The renewed focus on its flagship property is largely attributable to US$22 million option and joint venture agreement that Constantine forged...