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By Rose Ragsdale
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Mining activity heats up after slowdown

Explorers return to hunt for gold, diamonds, and base minerals North of 60 Mining News – August 27, 2021


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 3:06pm

Sabina Gold & Silver Nunavut Canada Agnico Eagle Mines Baffinland Iron COVID-19

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Nunavut-based workers hold a bar from the 2019 first gold pour at Meliadine, Agnico Eagle's newest mine in the territory. Agnico has spent more than US$18 million supporting roughly 450 Nunavut employees, who received 75% of their salaries over 15-month hiatus due to COVID-19.

Mineral exploration activity is heating up this summer in Nunavut after a yearlong hiatus sparked by restrictions and cautionary moves driven by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

For the northern Canadian territory's two mine operators and a handful of advanced- and early-stage explorers, the outlook for 2021 programs is much brighter.

In mid-June, the Government of Nunavut gave Agnico Eagl...

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