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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 7/6/2020 Full story

 

Alaska is a great place to do business

When it comes to mineral exploration incentives, currency exchange and infrastructure, Alaska is at a disadvantage in the realm of attracting exploration investments from Canada and... — Updated 7/6/2020 Full story

 

Copper turns green with critical minerals

While copper is not on the United States Geological Survey's list of 35 minerals and metals critical to America, there is no doubt of this metal's importance to both the everyday and... — Updated 6/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
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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
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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 Shane Lasley    News
Essential US COVID 19 mine worker at Rio Tinto Kennecott copper mine Utah

Mining essential to US COVID-19 response

As the United States hunkers down to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains imperative for the nation to maintain the critical infrastructure needed to respond to the... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

 

Priority copper targets north of Pebble

Quaterra Resources Inc. Jan. 9 reported that a geophysical survey carried out on its Groundhog property in Southwest Alaska has identified 19 porphyry copper-gold targets. Groundhog is a... — Updated 1/10/2020

 

Barresi named president of Triumph Gold

Triumph Gold Corp. Oct. 2 announced the retirement of Paul Reynolds, who served as president and CEO of the Yukon-based mineral exploration company for the past five years. Former... — Updated 10/11/2019

 
Porphyry copper gold molybdenum prospect near Pebble deposit

Copper exploration at Groundhog resumes

Quaterra Resources Inc. Aug. 26 announced the start of a 1,500-line-kilometer ZTEM (z-axis tipper electromagnetic) geophysical survey at Groundhog, a 40,000-acre property that covers a no... — Updated 9/26/2019

 
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Explorers guard 2018 spending

Explorers seeking new mineral discoveries in the Northwest Territories are expected to spend less in 2018 than the C$90 million they shelled out collectively last year. Natural Resources... — Updated 3/1/2019 Full story

 
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552-carat diamond unearthed at Diavik

Dominion Diamond Mines Dec. 13 said the largest known gem quality diamond ever found in North America was unearthed at Diavik, a mine in Northwest Territories owned 40 percent by... — Updated 1/18/2019 Full story

 
The Washington Companies diamond mining company Canada NWT

ME2018: Dominion Diamond Mines

The Washington Companies, a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis Washington, acquired... — Updated 11/23/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Majors quietly move into eastern Alaska

While claim staking and mineral exploration has rocketed in Yukon's famed White Gold and Klondike districts, this prolific action nearly comes to a halt at the territory's western border... — Updated 11/2/2018 Full story

 
Alaska DGGS geochemical data Northeast Tanacross project 2018

DGGS publishes data from Tanacross survey

Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Oct. 30 published major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected from the Northeast Tanacross project in 2018.... — Updated 11/2/2018

 
Large high quality gem diamonds from Canada's North Dominion Diamond Mines

Diavik partners showcase Stars of the Arctic

Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines Oct. 1 revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds recovered from their Diavik Mine in Northwest Territories. Collectively known as The Diavik... — Updated 10/12/2018 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
NWT mining mineral exploration outlook, challenges opportunities

Territory stumbles in race for riches

Northwest Territories may fall behind Canada's two other territories in mining activity in the near-future, but projects underway in the northern jurisdiction hold substantial promise... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
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Mining fuels economic growth in the North

Mining is expected to fuel strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon in the coming years, according to The Conference Board of Canada's latest Territorial Outlook. "With many new... — Updated 5/11/2018 Full story

 

Dominion agrees to US$1.2B acquisition

Dominion Diamond Corp. July 17 reported that it has reached an agreement to be bought by The Washington Companies in a deal worth roughly US$1.2 billion. Owned by billionaire Dennis... — Updated 3/14/2018

 

Washington Companies buys Dominion Diamond

Dominion Diamond Corp. Nov. 1 announced that it has closed the deal to sell all of its outstanding shares to The Washington Companies for US$14.25 per share, worth roughly US$1.2 billion.... — Updated 1/25/2018 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Alaska's $360 billion potential

Three world-class deposits in Alaska – Pebble, Donlin Gold and Livengood – are far enough advanced to be considered beyond the exploration stage but not quite ready to break ground on... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 

Mining Explorers 2017: Dominion Diamond Corp.

Dominion Diamond Corp. budgeted US$9 million for exploration around the diamond-rich Lac de Gras region in the Northwest Territories, including a renewed focus on exploration drilling on... — Updated 1/24/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2017: Discovering NWT's mining future

With the opening of Gahcho Kué, Northwest Territories is reaping the rewards of past exploration spending across the vast diamond-rich expanse of northern Canada. In fact, the new... — Updated 1/24/2018 Full story

 

Dominion steps up exploration in NWT

Dominion Diamond Corp. April 12 provided an update on its exploration and development pipeline in the Northwest Territories. This includes the advancement of its portfolio of development... — Updated 1/16/2018

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Quaterra options Groundhog

There are good indications that large porphyry copper deposits may be found beyond the borders of the Pebble property held by Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. Quaterra Resources Inc. has... — Updated 1/16/2018

 

Diavik Mine extended

Dominion Diamond Corp. March 31 announced an increase in reserves for the Diavik diamond mine in Northwest Territories that supports two additional years of production, extending the... — Updated 4/9/2017

 

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