New Doc Compiles NWT Critical Mineral Showings

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January 25, 2023


A compilation of Northwest Territories (NWT) Critical Mineral Showings is now available from the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS).

Compilation of Northwest Territories Critical Mineral Showings – December 2022

The online document shows general trends and variability of the metallogeny and distribution of critical mineral finds in the NWT. It has been assembled from previous reports and already-existing data published by the NTGS.

Its release comes in support of the GNWT’s attendance at AME’s Round Up in Vancouver- the mineral exploration industry’s premier opportunity to connect, exchange ideas and inspire new exploration projects.

Read more about the GNWT at AME Round Up here  

This is a pivotal time for the NWT.  Resource availability, technology, market demand and global interest are coming together to create extraordinary opportunities for investment.

The NTGS is building on historic knowledge and previous mapping projects to respond to an escalation of interest in the NWT’s known and potential deposits for rare earths and other critical minerals. 

Meanwhile, explorers are applying new technologies to the NWT’s unexplored and under-mapped areas.

In Search of Rifts

What is a Critical Mineral?

The Northwest Territories is one of the few regions in Canada that can call itself a producer of critical minerals today.

Six critical minerals projects are already in early mining and advanced exploration phases.

More than half of the 31 minerals considered critical to domestic, industry, national security and emissions reduction have been found within our borders.