The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment develops and implements strategies to encourage and attract non-renewable resource development and is a source of information and expertise about existing and potential mineral resources in the Northwest Territories.
The Mackenzie Valley Petroleum Planning Office coordinates the Government of the Northwest Territories’ planning and response related to the Mackenzie Gas Project and other petroleum activity, including the regulatory review and environmental assessment processes.
The Northwest Territories Geoscience Office is a multi-agency centre with the mandate to undertake quality geoscience studies in the Northwest Territories.
With the addition of DeBeers' Snap Lake Mine, there are now three.
The oldest rock in the world is located just north of Yellowknife and is over 3.962 billion years old.