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...