Northwest Territories

Known for its wealth of diamonds, the Northwest Territories glitters with mining potential that includes gold, lead, zinc, copper and iron ore. Among the challenges encountered by mining and exploration companies in this jurisdiction is finding properly trained people to meet the demand for skilled and semi-skilled workers.

Recent Northwest Territories articles

Overhead view of gold mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories GoldMining enters agreement to acquire Yellowknife Gold Project and Big Sky Property

Both properties are owned by Tyhee N.W.T. Corp. and located in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
Rock Stars, Exploration, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Seeking paydirt: Rock Star Tim Termuende

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

by Marie Milner
Picture of diamond.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kennady completes winter bulk sampling program on the Faraday Kimberlites

Approximately 555 tonnes of kimberlite have been recovered from the three Faraday kimberlites using two large diameter reverse circulation drill rigs.

The Kennady North Project is located in the NWT, Canada.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kennady Diamonds announces Mineral Resource of 13.62 Million Carats for the Kelvin Kimberlite

The Kelvin kimberlite is located approximately 280 kilometers east-northeast of Yellowknife.

The Kennady North Diamond project located in the Northwest Territories.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kelvin Diamond Valuation Update

Initial draft report received from WWW International—a second independent market valuation now underway

Test mining is complete at Fortune Minerals' NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project in the Northwest Territories.
Minerals, Northwest Territories, Ontario Cobalt demand grows

Cobalt is an up-and-coming metal that has already seen an increase in demand for its use in rechargeable batteries for portable electronics

by Jillian Clark
Picture of Ekati Diamond Mine.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Exploration, Mines, Northwest Territories Dominion Diamond Corporation announces trial results, strategies and departure of CFO

The company is pleased with positive Misery Main production trial results, as well as continuing development at the Ekati mine.

Aerial view of Gahcho Kué mine site in the snow.
Mines, Northwest Territories Gahcho Kué—The land of diamonds

After 20 years of determination and work, the Gahcho Kué diamond mine is set to begin production this fall and could become the world’s richest.

by Louis Bockner
Artist's rendition of mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Fortune Minerals announces permitting underway for NWT public highway to Whati

A requisite permit application has been submitted to the Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board to build a public highway to the community of Whati.

Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, spoke at the chamber of commerce luncheon in Cranbrook, B.C., on March 1.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon Mining still strong

“Canada’s mining sector, while going through difficult times, remains strong and has a bright future.”—Pierre Gratton

by Marie Milner
A map of Canada showing the Geothermal Potential.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Geothermal—Canada on the brink of sustainable energy?

Adjusting to sustainable energies need not be tough for those who have spent their careers in oil and gas. Many of their skills are transferrable.

by Elizabeth James
The ThoroughTec Cybermine simulator for a CAT 992G wheel loader is pictured here.
Education, Products & equipment, Northwest Territories Aurora College and the Mine Training Society expand simulator training program

Aurora College and the MTS in Yellowknife will soon receive advanced Cybermine high-fidelity training simulators to prepare for employment in the diamond mines

by James Rose
dominion diamond mine
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories, Quebec Dominion Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mine get top nods for 2015 TSM Excellence Awards

Dominion Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. were jointly awarded the 2015 TSM Environmental Excellence Award.

Gravity geophysical survey at Kennady North Project, Kennady Diamonds Inc.
Exploration, Northwest Territories Say ohm

The ohmmapper tool has helped Aurora Geosciences navigate an often challenging landscape.

by Jessica Kirby
Kelvin camp winter 2014
Mining Insider, Northwest Territories Kennady Diamonds intercepts Kimberlite at NWT Kelvin property and gets private placement

Kennady Diamonds Inc. announced that the latest Kelvin delineation drill hole intersected kimberlite.

Garry Bailey and Glen Koropchuk
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Diamond miners sign agreement with Northwest Territories Metis

The Northwest Territories Métis Nation will benefit from the Gahcho Kue diamond mine at Kennady Lake.

by Peter Caulfield
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