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 By Shane Lasley    News
Cheetah Resources Nechalacho rare earth elements REE Dene First Nation

Nechalacho invests sticky dollars in NWT

From more than 75% of its workforce and contractors being Canada's First People to sourcing goods and supplies from over 100 local suppliers, Cheetah Resources Corp. is committed to... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Sixty North Gold Mining Northwest Territories Canada historic Mon mine map

Junior aims to produce gold in 2021

The Mon gold project, currently the only fully permitted gold mining project in Northwest Territories, is advancing toward new production later this year. The project is located about 40... — Updated 8/26/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Nahanni Construction Nechalacho REEtec rare earth elements Yellowknives CanNor

Rare earths are now being mined in Canada

On June 28, First Nations mining contractor Nahanni Construction Ltd. dug a scoop of ore from the North T open pit at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories that... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Vital Metals Avalon Advanced Materials Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho

Vital mines 12-kilogram REE bulk sample

Racing to become Canada's first miner of rare earth elements, Vital Metals Ltd. had clocked another milestone by producing a 12-kilogram sample of rare earth carbonate in a bulk sampling... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Vital Metals Northwest Territories Canada Nechalacho Cheetah Resources REEtec

Quick 2021 start at Vital rare earth mine

Advancing at a pace not typically seen in the mining industry, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has surpassed several milestones during the first quarter of 2021 toward its goal of... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Vital Metals Nechalacho Northwest Territories Canada REE rare earth elements map

Vital REE mining in Northwest Territories

On track to begin the initial phase of rare earth production at the Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories later this year, Vital Metals Ltd. has launched a drill program to prepare... — Updated 5/26/2021 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource Caroline Wawzonek BNT Gold Resources StrategX Elements

Government offers more mining incentives

As 2020, arguably the most calamitous year for northern mining in decades, drew to a close, the Government of Northwest Territories took the unusual step of topping up its annual mining... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Mountain Province Diamonds NWT Gahcho Kue Stuart Brown De Beers 157.4 carats

Mountain Province looks forward to 2021

After enduring the multiple challenges of being a diamond miner through the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ended 2020 strong and is positioned well for 2021. "Under... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Osisko Metals Pine Point zinc lead mine project Hay River Northwest Territories

Junior advances project at Pine Point

During the most challenging mining season in nearly 20 years brought on by constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, one mineral exploration company has forged ahead in its quest... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Nico copper cobalt bismuth gold mine project NWT

Fortune resumes exploration near Nico

More than six years after turning its attention to advancing to production the world-class mineral reserves of its Nico project in Northwest Territories, Fortune Minerals Ltd. is again... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Pine Point zinc lead mine recovery processing mill facilities NWT

Osisko encouraged by Pine Point Mine PEA

Reestablishing a mine at Osisko Metals Inc.'s Pine Point zinc-lead project in Northwest Territories could be profitable, according to the preliminary economic assessment released on June... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Dominion diamond Ekati Mine closure Northwest Territories 186 carat

COVID-19 shutters Ekati, owner insolvent

Northwest Territories' mining sector took a major blow with the news that Dominion Diamond Mines, majority owner of the Ekati diamond mine and 40% owner of the Diavik diamond mine has fil... — Updated 9/26/2020 Full story

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Gold Terra Resource drilling Yellowknife City Gold Project Northwest Territories

Junior resumes gold hunt with new focus

Buoyed by the first-ever mineral resource estimate reported for its Yellowknife City Gold Project, Vancouver-based Gold Terra Resource Corp. (formerly TerraX Minerals Inc.) appears to be... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Junior sees zinc-lead project in top 10

In 21 months, Osisko Metals Ltd. has boosted the mineral resource estimate for its Pine Point zinc-lead project near Hay River in Northwest Territories by 36 percent to 50 million metric... — Updated 9/26/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
magnet rare earth elements REE neodymium and praseodymium

REE project could see output in 2020

Canada is one of the world's richest sources of raw commodities, not least of which are the so-called rare earth elements. While China currently dominates global production and hosts... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Newmont Mining Evrim Resources explorer Carlin style gold NWT

Junior joins Newmont in targeting gold

An alliance formed nearly two years ago between Evrim Resources Corp. and a Newmont Mining Corp. subsidiary may be paying off for the busy junior, given Newmont's recent decision to... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Rose Ragsdale    News
Mountain Province Diamonds De Beers Gahcho Kué Kennady North NWT

Mine co-owner seeks diamonds next door

The quest for diamonds at the Kennady North project next door to the Gahcho Kué Mine in Northwest Territories got a boost on Feb. 27 when owner Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. reported p... — Updated 9/25/2020

 
 By Shane Lasley    News
Canada Territorial economic outlook, gold mines drive growth Nunavut

Mines drive growth across Canada's North

New gold mines are expected to drive strong economic growth in Nunavut and Yukon over the next several years, according to the latest Territorial Outlook published by The Conference... — 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

 

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