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

From Left to Right: Dr. Bob Quartermain Campaign Co-Chair, Dr. Mac Watson Campaign Cabinet Member, Jeff Hussey Osisko Metals and UNB Alumnus, President & CEO and UNB President and Vice-Chancellor Eddy Campbell
Mining Insider, Mines, Maritimes, Northwest Territories, Quebec Osisko Metals participates in a $250,000 donation to UNB for the Osisko Field Education Fund

Osisko Metals is a Canadian exploration and development company creating value in the base metal space with a focus on zinc mineral assets.

Aerial view of the Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Rio Tinto celebrates opening of new diamond pipe at Diavik

The new open pit pipe will provide an important source of incremental supply over the next four years to sustain production levels at the Rio Tinto mine.

Representatives from Northern communities, government, the union, employees and contractors, and business associations gathered at the 20th Anniversary of the Ekati Mine.
Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories 20 years of diamonds yield a lot of brilliance at the Ekati Mine

The Ekati Mine in the Northwest Territories celebrates 20 years of production in October—a huge accomplishment for Canada’s first diamond mine

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A display of diamonds mined from the Gahcho Kue diamond  mine in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds holds fourth diamond sale of 2018 — totals $36.2 million

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

Stuart Brown, new President and CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds announces the appointment of Stuart Brown as incoming President and CEO

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

Aerial view of the Courageous Lake gold project.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia, Northwest Territories Seabridge discovers new gold zones at Courageous Lake

Seabridge Gold holds a 100% interest in several North American gold resource projects.

Map of the Pine Point Project.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Osisko Metals completes winter drill program at Pine Point

Osisko Metals is a Canadian exploration and development company creating value in the base metal space with a focus on zinc mineral assets.

The 97-kilometre Tlicho Road connects the community of Whatì to the territorial highway system in the Northwest Territories.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Fortune Minerals reports Tlicho all-season road approval

Public road clears environmental assessment process to enable NICO mine operations.

Worker at Kennady Diamonds site.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Update on the Kennady North winter drilling program

Drilling at Faraday 1-3 nearing completion; new 50m kimberlite intercept on Faraday 2.

A mining truck on a barren, wintry stretch of road.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds signs non-binding MoU with De Beers regarding Kennady Diamond Resources

The MoU contemplates incorporating properties owned by Kennady Diamonds Inc. into the Gahcho Kué joint venture.

Kennady Diamonds Inc. project in the Northwest Territories.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kennady’s 2018 winter exploration program begins

The program is planned to run at least until mid-May, longer should ice conditions allow for safe drilling.

Aerial view of the Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine and the processing plant in operation.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds provides exploration update on southwest corridor at the Gahcho Kué Mine

The current exploration program has included geophysical surveys, as well as exploration drilling which remains ongoing.

Map of Courageous Lake property.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Seabridge Gold to drill Courageous Lake Project this winter

Seven targets identified for potential expansion of gold resource

Aerial view of the Gahcho Diamond Mine, located in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Northwest Territories Mountain Province Diamonds results of ninth diamond sale

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

Aerial view of Kennady Diamond camp, showing red buildings with grassland vista.
Mining Insider, Mines, Northwest Territories Kennady files NI 43-101 Faraday resource report on SEDAR

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

The all-season Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway covers an area rich in natural gas fields. The government is now considering how to use this gas: locally or shipping it elsewhere?
Exploration, Northwest Territories Exploring the gas fields of the Northwest Territories

The Government of the Northwest Territories studies potential for exploration in the Beaufort-Delta region with the completion of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

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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.

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