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TitleGold deposits of Nunavut
AuthorMercier-Langevin, P; Lebeau, L E; Côté-Mantha, O; Jones, S
SourceResources, Mines and Industry 2022 p. 32-43
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20210358
PublisherGroupe Tertio Inc.
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgold; mine site development; mines; mineral potential
Illustrationsphotographs; graphs; geological sketch maps
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-6) Ore systems
Released2022 06 18
AbstractIn 2019, Nunavut became Canada's third-largest gold producer after Ontario and Quebec. Approximately 17 tonnes (~547,000 ounces) of gold were mined from three mines: Meadowbank (Portage, Vault and Amaruq deposits), Meliadine (Tiriganiaq) and Doris (Hope Bay belt). Accessing and developing these northern areas still poses significant logistical and technical challenges. However, the development of these mines has allowed the industry to gain the expertise needed to optimize operations and tap into the gold potential of northern regions. Because they contain more than 100 tonnes of gold, some of Nunavut's gold deposits are considered world class. Among the most significant in Canada in terms of gold grade and tonnage, they highlight Nunavut's exceptional geology and mineral potential.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This contributions summarizes the main geological characteristics of the most significant gold deposits and mines of Nunavut and is targeted at a general audience.

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