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List of mines in Nunavut

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This is a list of mines in Nunavut, Canada. It includes mines that were operating prior to 1999 in what was then Northwest Territories. Start and end dates set in the future are projected, or "expected".

List of mines in Nunavut is located in Nunavut
Breakwater Resources, zinc & lead, 1976-2002
Cominco, zinc & lead, 1981-2002
Echo Bay, gold, 1982-2006
Tahera Bay, diamond, 2006-2008
Agnico-Eagle, gold, 2010-
Baffinland, iron, 2014-
Mary River (Nunavut)
TMAC Resources, gold, 2017-
Hope Bay
Agnico-Eagle, gold, 2019-
Agnico Eagle, gold, 2019-
North Arrow Minerals, diamond, 2021-
Mine Commodities Coordinates Associated town Owner Start End Comments References
Nanisivik Mine Zinc, lead 73°02′40″N 084°32′14″W / 73.04444°N 84.53722°W / 73.04444; -84.53722 Nanisivik Breakwater Resources 1976 2002 [1]
Polaris Mine Zinc, lead 75°23′24″N 096°54′00″W / 75.39000°N 96.90000°W / 75.39000; -96.90000 Resolute Cominco 1981 2002 Canada's northernmost mine. [2][3]
Lupin Mine Gold 65°45′N 111°15′W / 65.750°N 111.250°W / 65.750; -111.250 Echo Bay Mines Limited 1982 2006 [4]
Jericho Mine Diamond 65°59′50″N 111°28′30″W / 65.99722°N 111.47500°W / 65.99722; -111.47500 Tahera Diamond Corporation 2006 2008
Meadowbank Mine Gold 65°01′07″N 096°04′26″W / 65.01861°N 96.07389°W / 65.01861; -96.07389 Baker Lake Agnico-Eagle Mines 2010
Mary River Mine Iron 71°10′59″N 079°21′00″W / 71.18306°N 79.35000°W / 71.18306; -79.35000 Pond Inlet Baffinland Iron Mine 2014 [5]
Hope Bay Mine Gold 68°08′14″N 106°36′46″W / 68.13722°N 106.61278°W / 68.13722; -106.61278 Cambridge Bay TMAQ Resources Inc. 2017 [5]
Amaruq Mine Gold 65°24′54″N 96°41′49″W / 65.41500°N 96.69694°W / 65.41500; -96.69694 Baker Lake Agnico-Eagle Mines 2019 [5]
Meliadine Mine Gold 63°01′58″N 092°13′17″W / 63.03278°N 92.22139°W / 63.03278; -92.22139 Rankin Inlet Agnico-Eagle Mines 2019 2034
Qilalugaq Mine Diamond Naujaat North Arrow Minerals [6]


  1. ^ Canadian Mines Handbook 2003-2004. Toronto, Ontario: Business Information Group. 2003. p. 591. ISBN 0-919336-60-4. ISSN 0068-9289.
  2. ^ Spitzer, Aaron (May 11, 2001). "Cominco plots clean-up of Polaris mine". Nunatsiaq News. Archived from the original on November 14, 2006. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  3. ^ "Polaris mine to close next year". CBC. March 29, 2001. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  4. ^ "Echo Bay Mines Ltd". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  5. ^ a b c "Principal mineral areas, producing mines, and oil and gas fields in Canada". 2020. doi:10.4095/321446. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "The Naujaat Diamond Project". North Arrow Minerals.
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