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

A 67.87 carat diamond from Mountain Province Diamond Inc.'s Gahcho Kué mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds results of seventh diamond sale and exploration update

A total of 463,000 carats were sold for proceeds totalling US $27.1 million.

Aerial view of Kennady North Project.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kennady completes successful summer program

Kennady Diamonds Inc. controls 100 percent of the Kennady North diamond project located in Canada's Northwest Territories.

The Providence Greenstone Belt showing its fall colours.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Silver Range Resources Ltd. completes option agreement with GGL Resources Corp.

The PGB Project is centred approximately 250 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife NWT and consists of 40 mineral claims and leases covering 30,657 hectares.

An aerial view of Gahcho Kué, the world's largest new diamond mine.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds announces Quarter End results

Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Picture of large mining truck.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories “Significant Intercepts”—Kennady North Summer Drilling Program

The program is approaching the halfway mark with nearly 50% of the planned 3,000m of drilling completed.

The Up Town Gold Project near Yellowknife, NT.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Drilling commences at the Up Town Gold Project

Silver Range is a precious metals prospect generator working in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Nevada.

A large diamond is being held in tweezers.
Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Unique partnership and special diamonds

Gahcho Kué is being recognized as the most important diamond discovery to come onstream in quite some time.

by Jillian Clark
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
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