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APWorks scandium yttrium Critical Minerals Alliances Rio Tinto Quebec Canada

Scandium finds its own way in NA markets

Scandium is an adopted brother to the family of 15 lanthanides that make up the suite of elements known as rare earths. While it may not have quite as strong a chemical bond to its... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
Critical Minerals Alliances titanium dioxide SpaceX Rio Tinto White Mesa Mill

Titanium demand drivers are in whitening

Lightweight, strong, and resistant to corrosion, titanium is best known for the properties it lends to rockets, aircraft, and high-performance sports equipment. Only about 3% of the more... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
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Solar powers demand for rare tellurium

Amongst the rarest of the stable elements on the periodic table and an important ingredient in the emerging thin-film solar panel sector, tellurium embodies what it means to be a... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
Critical Minerals Alliances EV electric vehicles GM partnership Rio Tinto

Soaring critical energy minerals demand

Global governments and industries are setting increasingly ambitious targets for the phasing out of fossil fuel-burning automobiles in favor of electric vehicles charged with green... — Updated 9/16/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Western Copper and Gold Casino project Yukon Canada PEA Rio Tinto

PEA outlines bigger, better Casino mine

The greatly expanded deposit at Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s Casino project in the Yukon would support an economically robust mine capable of producing an average of 178 million... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    In-depth
Victoria Gold GT Western Copper Rio Tinto Newmont Coeur Yukon British Columbia

Major moves on northern mine projects

The ultimate goal for most junior exploration companies is to discover and advance a mineral deposit to the point that it is large and rich enough to attract the attention of a major... — Updated 6/24/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Rio Tinto Canada investment Casino porphyry deposit Yukon

Rio Tinto places C$25.6M bet on Casino

Rio Tinto Canada Inc. is investing C$25.6 million (US$21.2 million) to acquire a roughly 8% stake in Western Copper and Gold Corp. and a foothold in the exploration company's Casino... — Updated 6/3/2021

 
Mining Explorers 2020 Northwest Territories Gold Terra Rio Tinto Dominion

NWT miners clear 2020 hurdles

For many mining companies eyeing prospects in Canada's far north, 2020 presented insurmountable challenges. But for the few explorers and producers focused on Northwest Territories, the... — Updated 1/28/2021 Full story

 
Dominion Diamond Mines Ekati Rio Tinto NWT Canada Washington Companies

Dominion to recall Ekati Mine employees

Dominion Diamond Mines Nov. 13 announced it will be recalling roughly 60 furloughed employees to prepare for an anticipated restart of its Ekati diamond mine in Northwest Territories. In... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
Mining Explorers 2018 Northwest Territories NWT mining and mineral exploration

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 10/28/2020 Full story

 
High quality yellow gem diamonds EHR Resources North Arrow Minerals

EHR attracts top diamond exec to board

EHR Resources Ltd. Sept. 22 announced that former De Beers Canada CEO Kim Truter has joined its board of directors. "I am delighted to welcome Kim to the EHR board," said EHR Resources... — Updated 10/8/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Large gem quality diamond Rio Tinto Dominion Diavik mine NWT

Pandemic curbs diamond mining, markets

Though world diamond markets remain closed after their shutdown this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, diamond mining in Canada's North is showing signs of life. One mine,... — Updated 9/26/2020

 

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 9/26/2020

 
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 9/25/2020

 
 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 9/25/2020 Full story

 
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 9/25/2020

 
 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 9/25/2020

 
 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 9/25/2020

 

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 8/14/2020 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

Mining Explorers 2016: Unlocking NWT's potential

While most mining jurisdictions have seen sharp drops in mineral exploration spending, such investments in Northwest Territories has largely held steady at about C$100 million annually... — Updated 2/3/2018 Full story

 
 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

 
 By Shane Lasley    News

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... — Updated 11/1/2015 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

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... — Updated 12/21/2014 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Skittish markets hamper metals prices

Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index, after losing significant ground in late 2012, started 2013 on a stronger note, climbing 3.8 percent in January before slipping 0.9 percent a month later, Scotiabank Vice President, Economics Patricia... — Updated 5/26/2013 Full story

 

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