Nunavut

Gold, copper and diamonds are bringing prosperity to Nunavut—and the Inuit people of this northern territory play an integral role when it comes to the labour force for these operations and also in steering discussion around environmental concerns. Recently, proposed uranium mining projects in Nunavut have come under public scrutiny.  

Recent Nunavut articles

Airplane on runway, with truck.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Nunavut Volga-Dnepr’s quick-thinking will help Canadian iron ore mining project increase its 2017 production

Recognising the need to increase the size of its truck and trailer fleet, Baffinland turned to Volga-Dnepr for its expertise in moving heavy and outsize cargo.

The Hope Bay Project mine site is currently under construction in Nunavut.
Minerals, Mines, Nunavut TMAC Resources is building Canada’s next gold mining district

TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay Project in Nunavut exemplifies strategic innovation as it overcomes the challenges of production in Canada’s High Arctic.

by Jillian Clark
Members of the KIA and Agnico Eagle executive team sign the IIBA agreement in Rankin Inlet. Front row (left to right): Kono Tattuinee, Secretary Treasurer KIA, David Ningeongan, President KIA, Sean Boyd, Chief Executive Officer Agnico Eagle, Jim Nasso, Chair, Agnico Eagle
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines inked deal with Kivalliq Inuit Association

After more than three years of negotiations, the impact and benefit agreement has officially been signed between the two parties.

Agnico Eagle Mines
Mining Insider, Nunavut Agnico Eagle Mines CEO says Amaruq discovery “one of the Company’s most exciting”

Amaruq gold project is located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine in Nunavut.

Aerial view of Meadowbank mine
Mining Insider, Nunavut Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank Mine reports record first quarter gold production

Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank Mine's record's net income of $108.9 million, or $0.63 per share for the first quarter of 2014.

Departing flight over drill rig at the Back River gold project in Nunavut.
First Nations, Nunavut Sabina Gold & Silver and Kitikmeot Inuit Association announce new agreements

This deal advances the Back River gold project in Nunavut.

by Peter Caulfield
Tom Paddon on site.
Rock Stars, First Nations, Mines, Nunavut Steering Baffinland’s Mary River Project

Tom Paddon and Baffinland Iron Mines are working with communities in Nunavut to bring the Mary River iron ore project into successful production.

by Jessica Kirby
Trenching Equipment Leaving Iqaluit for CH-6 Camp (March 9, 2013)
Technology, Nunavut Peregrine Diamonds: where the ice trail leads

Peregrine Diamonds developed a 175-kilometre ice trail to haul heavy equipment and sample materials to and from its remote camp on Baffin Island.

by Jessica Kirby
Aeros’ flight operations support team observe the liftoff of the ‘Dragon Dream’ advanced prototype of the Aeroscraft in Southern California; August 2013.
Products & equipment, Technology, Nunavut, Yukon Lighter-than-air helium airships can ship heavy cargo to remote areas

Aeros Corp.’s Aeroscraft vehicles can transport large and heavy cargo loads to remote areas, making it valuable for use in some mining projects.

by Jessica Kirby
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Mining Insider, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Golder’s Julie Ross appointed to NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines

Julie Ross has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines for 2013-2014.

On June 14, 2013, the Revenue Resource Transparency Working Group released its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon Draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards released

The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group's document is now open for public comment after months of hard work.

by Karen Kornelsen
an aerial view
Exploration, Nunavut Bill C-47 brings regulatory hope to Nunavut

The Mining Association of Canada welcomes the tabling of Bill C-47. For Nunavut, this could mean some 4,500 new jobs and a significant increase in development.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of a man doing a soil sample
Exploration, Minerals, Technology, Nunavut, Saskatchewan High hopes for isotopes

Uravan Minerals believes geochemistry may hold the key to locating uranium deposits.

by Glynis Fediuk

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