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Mining Explorers 2012: Mining remains key to NWT's future

Industry dates back to 1890s gold claim; diverse minerals brightens outlook

The Northwest Territories has been closely linked with the mining industry ever since B.A. Blakeney, a prospector on his way to the Klondike, staked the first gold mining claim here in 1898. And although the focus has shifted from gold to diamonds, the industry remains at the forefront of any discussion regarding the NWT's economic well-being: the territory produced over C$2 billion in total miner...

 

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