NWT Mining Week 2020 has gone digital!

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June 19, 2020

The mining industry is a key component of the NWT economy.  The NWT’s mining sector employs over 3,000 people and spends $800 million a year in the NWT. 

Each year, the Government of the Northwest Territories partners with the WSCC and the NWT & NU Chamber of Mines to celebrate mining in a week-long NWT Mining Week celebration.  This year, with Covid-19 restrictions in place that prohibits the number of in-person gatherings, the NWT Mining Week 2020 celebrations will be held on the web and shared on social media.

The week-long NWT mining celebration will be held from Sunday, June 21st until Saturday, June 27th and will include:

  • downloadable youth activity booklets with contest and daily prizes
  • A social media photo contest with daily prizes
  • The launch of the NWT Walking Tour App (a geological walk app)
  • Videos with geologists
  • Many social media posts which highlight the contribution of mining to our NWT communities.   

We look forward to celebrating this memorable NWT Mining Week with you in such a unique way. 


Make sure to bookmark the menu option titled “NWT Mining Week” on http://miningnorthworks.com/nwt-mining-week/ and follow Industry, Tourism and Investment and the NWT & NU Chamber of Mines on Social Media for stories, contest info, and links to the Mining Week content.


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