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Unlocking northern resource potential

Mining is northern Canada’s economic advantage. Eight geological provinces and very diverse mineralogy mean that explorers and prospectors have flocked here in the past looking for the next big find.

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Mining accounts for between 18-25% of gross domestic product in Canada’s far north (photo: Agnico Eagle)

Although the region is under-mapped and under-explored, mining still represents the primary private-sector driver for the territorial economies, accounting directly for between 18-25% of their gross