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.  

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Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon $500,000 federal funding to help promote northern mining at annual conference

The Yukon Mining Alliance will use the funding to help showcase the opportunities in the North at the annual PDAC Conference in Toronto

by Julie Matchett
An aerial view of the Hope Bay mine, located in Nunavut, Canada.
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut Maverix Metals completes acquisition of additional royalty on the Hope Bay Mine

Hope Bay is a 1,101 square kilometre Archean greenstone belt located in Nunavut, Canada.

Canada's Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Dominic LeBlanc.
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut Nunavut: TMAC receives approval of water licenses for the Madrid and Boston projects

The licences allow for the development and operation of three new gold mines at Madrid North, Madrid South and Boston

Heavy equipment at the Committee Bay Gold Project, located in Nunavut, Canada.
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut Auryn to Commence Drilling at Committee Bay Gold Project

Auryn Resources is a technically driven junior mining exploration company focused on delivering shareholder value through project acquisition and development.

Aerial view of the Madrid-Boston Project at Hope Bay, Nunavut.
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut TMAC achieves a significant permitting milestone at Hope Bay

The Madrid-Boston Project proposes the construction and commercial mining at three separate gold deposits at Hope Bay; Madrid North, Madrid South and Boston.

Symbols of the North, a collectible gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Nunavut Royal Canadian Mint issues first coin minted of pure Nunavut gold

A celebration of the North, from the coin's design to its gold content.

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Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia, Nunavut Kivalliq receives royalty payment from Sandstorm; exercises interest option in Baffin Gold

Kivalliq Energy Corporation is a Vancouver-based company with a portfolio of high-quality uranium and precious metal exploration projects in Canada.

The Kahuna Project, located in Nunavut, Canada.
Mining Insider, Mines, Nunavut Dunnedin Ventures announces management team for Spinout - Solstice Gold - and provides gold results

Solstice is a new gold-focused exploration company created through the spinout by Dunnedin Ventures Inc.

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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.

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.

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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.

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