Nunavut Mining News

Gold mines to inject new life into Canada’s far north

Economic growth in Yukon and Nunavut is expected to surpass the rest of Canada due to new mine construction.

Baffinland Iron Mines sets 5 million tonne shipping record

This establishes the record for the largest shipping program ever executed in the Canadian High Arctic.

De Beers to build Chidliak as FutureSmart mine

De Beers acquired Peregrine and all its Canadian projects in a friendly deal in September for 24 cents a share or $107 million.

De Beers officially the new owner of Peregrine Diamonds

The C$107 million-acquisition ($82m) gives the miner access to the Chidliak diamond project in Canada, which hosts at least 74 kimberlites, eight of which are potentially economic.

De Beers buys Canada’s Peregrine Diamonds for $81 million

Canadian firm is the sole owner of the Chidliak diamond project in Nunavut.

Diamond miner in Nunavut digging for high-quality gems

North Arrow Minerals wants to focus on finding high-value orange-yellow rocks.

Exploration spending in Canada’s poorest regions keeps sliding

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut, two of the three regions with the lowest income per capita, will see exploration investment to drop again in 2018, Natural Resources Canada says.

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.