Nunavut Mining News

Kimberlite deposit in Nunavut twice as deep as previously estimated

Peregrine Diamonds also found a very rare green diamond at the site.

First gold poured at Rainy River, one of Canada’s newest mines

At full tilt, New Gold's Rainy River mine is expected to produce about 325,000 ounces of gold annually, during its 14-year estimated mine life.

Once rejected Nunavut gold project gets OK from board

If Canada's Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, accepts the review board's decision, a project certificate could be issued before year-end.

Nunavut’s second gold mine kicks off commercial production

It's been more than a decade since there's been an operating mine in the mineral rich Kitikmeot region.

Second round of hearings for Nunavut gold mine rejected by review board kicks off

The four-day review that begins today marks the first time in 20 years the NIRB has been asked to reconsider a decision on a project and go through another review process.

Kivalliq picks up Baffin Island gold property previously explored by three majors

Uranium junior Kivalliq Energy (TSXV:KIV) last week expanded its portfolio of projects focused in Nunavut, northern Canada, by acquiring a position in what it says is one of the largest undeveloped greenstone gold belts in Canada, from Commander Resources (TSXV:CMD).

Areva leaves Nunavut after uranium project rejection

The Kiggavik uranium project called for one underground and four open-pit mines just west of Baker Lake, and would have provided at least 400 jobs.

Agnico Eagle fined $50K for spill at Meadowbank mine

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has been fined $50,000 under the federal Fisheries Act for failing to report a spill at its Meadowbank site near Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Agnico Eagle looking at hovercrafts to explore Meadowbank

The owner of Canada's coldest mine is hoping to reach another milestone with an unusual piece of exploration equipment.

Agnico Eagle green lights construction of 2 new Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle's board of directors has given the go-ahead for construction of the Meliadine and Amaruq gold mines in Nunavut.

IsoEnergy acquires Mountain Lake uranium deposit

Discovered in 1976, the property area was the subject of intense exploration during the 1970s and 1980's, when Acquitaine Company of Canada and Esso Resources Canada completed 190 drill holes totaling approximately 22,000 m on the project area.

Nunavut proposed gold mine needs more study, Ottawa says

Nunavut Impact Review Board had recommended the federal government to reject Back River project, citing potential damage to the caribou population.

Northern Canadian diamond miner ready for new exploration

Undeterred by transportation challenges at its northern Canadian diamond property, Peregrine Diamonds is about to open its wallet for the next phase of exploration.

Giant arctic gold mine takes one step closer

Amended impact review for TMAC's 3.2 million ounce Hope Bay project in Canada's Nunavut territory completed.

Sabina's Back River gold project receives KIA, Nunavut support

Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. provides a permitting update on its Back River gold project in Nunavut, Canada.

Peregrine Diamonds to focus on $95 million all-weather road before moving ahead with Nunavut mine

The Chidliak mine, in Canada’s Nunavut, is expected to produce around 12 million carats during its 10-year lifespan.

TMAC’s Nunavut gold mine moves closer to start-up in 2017

Doris North project breezes through regulatory hearings for expanded mine project

Nunavut Impact Review Board objects new diamond project

Based on comparable widths and grades, Dunnedin Ventures' Kahuna project has similarities with DeBeers’ Snap Lake.

Nunavut board allowed mining exploration on Bathurst caribou calving grounds

This is the second company allowed to proceed on breeding grounds against the advice of N.W.T. government.

Mining sector woes continue to limit economic growth in Canada's territories in 2016

Nunavut and Yukon are expected to see positive but modest growth in 2016, but the economy of the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) will remain virtually flat this year, a report published Wednesday shows.

Explorer Aston Bay signs $40-million preliminary deal with BHP on copper asset

Tiny Aston Bay Holdings (BAY-V), a junior with a copper-zinc project in Nunavut, seized the market’s attention by announcing a preliminary joint-venture deal with the world’s largest mining company.

Mining company sheds portion of Nunavut gold mine, for now

On the heels of what they described as a “very compelling”feasibility study for the Back River gold project in western Nunavut, Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. says it hopes to have a final environmental impact study done by this November.

Government board rules against Arctic uranium mine

A $2.1 billion proposal to build a uranium mine in the Canadian far north will not be proceeding anytime soon.

Here is what it looks like when mining trucks drive across frozen lakes

In the farthest reaches of northwestern Canada, there are few people and fewer roads. When winter comes, fuel, explosives, and heavy equipment move north in an unusual way: via trucks driving on frozen lakes.

Canadian miners the world’s top buyers of assets in 2014

Gold remains the most-targeted commodity by volume, according to EY’s latest report.