North of 60 Mining News - The mining newspaper for Alaska and Canada's North

By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Remote territory offers mineral bonanza

Government, industry focuses on unlocking secrets of ancient rocks as modern mining industry finds firm footing in Arctic North


Last updated 3/28/2010 at Noon

No discussion of opening Canada's Far North to mineral resource development could get far without the focus turning to Nunavut, the nation's newest and least-explored territory.

At one-fifth the size of Canada, Nunavut contains 1,994,000 million square kilometers, or 770,000 square miles, (nearly three times the size of Texas).

Much of the territory is underlain by Archean-aged rocks similar...

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