By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Lithium ignites exploration rush North

Newcomers and familiar players alike flock to Yellowknife area North of 60 Mining News – August 4, 2023


Last updated 8/24/2023 at 2:40pm

Large rock face with lithium-bearing pegmatite seen through trees in NWT.

North Arrow Minerals Ltd.

Meter-scale spodumene mega-crystals in the 24-meter-tall wall of the historical Moose 2 bulk sampling mine pit on North Arrow's DeStaffany lithium project in Northwest Territories.

Potentially rich deposits of lithium in the terrain near Yellowknife, the capital of Northwest Territories, has spurred a small stampede of mining companies to Canada's north this summer as worldwide demand for the critical mineral accelerates.

At least seven companies have reported exploration programs underway this field season on lithium projects near Yellowknife.

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