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List of mines in the Northwest Territories

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This is a list of mines in the Northwest Territories and includes both operating and closed mines. Mines that are in operation are in italics. The list does not include mines that were operating prior to 1999 in what is now Nunavut.

Mine Major commodities Closest town Region/locality Owner(s) Dates Comments Coordinates References
Beaulieu Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°25′03″N 112°54′09″W / 62.41750°N 112.90250°W / 62.41750; -112.90250 (Beaulieu Mine) [1][2]
Burwash Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°27′45″N 114°19′00″W / 62.46250°N 114.31667°W / 62.46250; -114.31667 (Burwash Mine) [3]
Camlaren Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°59′12″N 113°12′17″W / 62.98667°N 113.20472°W / 62.98667; -113.20472 (Camlaren Mine) [4]
Cantung Mine Tungsten Tungsten Dehcho Region North American Tungsten 61°57′25″N 128°12′10″W / 61.95694°N 128.20278°W / 61.95694; -128.20278 (Cantung Mine) [5]
Colomac Mine Gold Gamèti North Slave Region 64°24′00″N 115°06′00″W / 64.40000°N 115.10000°W / 64.40000; -115.10000 (Colomac Mine) [3]
Con Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°26′20″N 114°22′18″W / 62.43889°N 114.37167°W / 62.43889; -114.37167 (Con Mine)
Diavik Diamond Mine Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region Dominion Diamond Corporation
Diavik Diamond Mines (Rio Tinto)A
64°29′46″N 110°16′24″W / 64.49611°N 110.27333°W / 64.49611; -110.27333 (Diavik Diamond Mine) [6]
Discovery Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 63°11′14″N 113°53′48″W / 63.18722°N 113.89667°W / 63.18722; -113.89667 (Discovery Mine)
Echo Bay Mines Silver Port Radium / DelineD Sahtu Region 66°03′18″N 118°00′00″W / 66.05500°N 118.00000°W / 66.05500; -118.00000 (Echo Bay Mine)
Ekati Diamond Mine Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region Dominion Diamond Corporation
Charles E. Fipke
Stewart BlussonB
64°42′49″N 110°37′10″W / 64.71361°N 110.61944°W / 64.71361; -110.61944 (Ekati Diamond Mine) [7]
Eldorado Mine Radium, uranium Port Radium/DelineD Sahtu Region 66°05′06″N 118°02′16″W / 66.08500°N 118.03778°W / 66.08500; -118.03778 (Eldorado Mine)
Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine Project Diamonds Lutselk'e North Slave Region Mountain Province Diamonds
De Beers Canada
Camphor VenturesC
63°26′05″N 109°12′02″W / 63.43472°N 109.20056°W / 63.43472; -109.20056 (Gahcho Kué Diamond Project, north site (main camp)) [8]
Giant Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°29′59″N 114°21′31″W / 62.49972°N 114.35861°W / 62.49972; -114.35861 (Giant Mine)
Negus Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°26′10″N 114°21′00″W / 62.43611°N 114.35000°W / 62.43611; -114.35000 (Negus Mine) [9]
Outpost Island Mine Gold, tungsten Fort Resolution South Slave Region 61°44′08″N 113°27′32″W / 61.73556°N 113.45889°W / 61.73556; -113.45889 (Outpost Island Mine)
Pine Point Mine Lead, zinc Pine Point / Fort ResolutionD South Slave Region 60°52′13″N 114°27′21″W / 60.87028°N 114.45583°W / 60.87028; -114.45583 (Pine Point Mine)
Ptarmigan and Tom Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°31′15″N 114°11′45″W / 62.52083°N 114.19583°W / 62.52083; -114.19583 (Ptarmigan Mine) [3]
Prairie Creek Mine Lead, zinc, silver Nahanni Butte Dehcho Region NorZinc 61°33′38″N 124°47′41″W / 61.56056°N 124.79472°W / 61.56056; -124.79472 (Prairie Creek Mine) [10]
Quartz Mountain mine Gold
Rayrock Mine Uranium Whatì North Slave Region 63°26′38″N 116°33′03″W / 63.44389°N 116.55083°W / 63.44389; -116.55083 (Rayrock Mine)
Ruth Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°27′44″N 112°34′23″W / 62.46222°N 112.57306°W / 62.46222; -112.57306 (Ruth Mine)
Salmita Mine Gold Wekweeti North Slave Region 64°04′45″N 111°14′45″W / 64.07917°N 111.24583°W / 64.07917; -111.24583 (Salmita Mine) [3]
Snap Lake Diamond Mine Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region De Beers Canada 63°36′20″N 110°52′00″W / 63.60556°N 110.86667°W / 63.60556; -110.86667 (Snap Lake Diamond Mine) [11]
Thompson-Lundmark Mine Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°36′43″N 113°28′26″W / 62.61194°N 113.47389°W / 62.61194; -113.47389 (Thompson-Lundmark Mine)
Thor Lake mine Rare-earth elements Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°05′55″N 112°34′34″W / 62.09861°N 112.57611°W / 62.09861; -112.57611 (Thor Lake)
Tundra Mine Gold Wekweeti North Slave Region 64°03′26″N 111°10′34″W / 64.05722°N 111.17611°W / 64.05722; -111.17611 (Tundra Mine)

See also

Notes

A.^ Harry Winston Diamond Mines owns 40% and Diavik Diamond Mines, which is 100% owned by the Rio Tinto, owns 60%.
B.^ Dominion Diamond Corporation owns 88.9% while Charles Fipke and Stewart Blusson each own 10%.
C.^ Mountain Province Diamonds owns 44%, De Beers Canada 51% and Camphor Ventures 4.9%
D.^ Pine Point and Port Radium are ghost towns. Deline and Fort Resolution are the closest modern communities

References

  1. ^ "The History of Mining in the Northwest Territories". Minerals, Oil and Gas, History of Exploration and Development. Government of the Northwest Territories: Industry, Tourism and Investment. Archived from the original on 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2013-09-27.
  2. ^ Bullmoose Ruth Mine Sites LOI (EW699-161320/A)
  3. ^ a b c d The Operational History of Mines in the Northwest Territories, Canada
  4. ^ Site 00000162 - CAMLAREN MINE (HUMP VEIN)
  5. ^ Cantung Mine
  6. ^ Diavik Diamond Mine
  7. ^ "Ekati Diamond Mine". Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  8. ^ Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine Project Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Site 00000173 - NEGUS MINE/COMINCO LTD
  10. ^ Prairie Creek Mine
  11. ^ Snap Lake Diamond Mine Archived 2012-04-24 at the Wayback Machine
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