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

By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Geo-mapping Far North pays dividends

Federal geoscientists join others in filling huge knowledge gap to encourage private investment in mineral resource development


Last updated 7/25/2010 at Noon

As we contemplate manned space flights to Mars, it may be hard to believe that there are still vast areas of the earth's surface that we have yet to explore.

Believe it.

The world's knowledge of the geology of Canada's Far North is very limited.

To fill this knowledge gap, Canada's federal government embarked in 2008 on an aggressive C$100 million, five-year geological mapping program known...

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