List of mines in the Northwest Territories

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This is a list of mines in the Northwest Territories and includes both operating and closed mines. Mines that are in operation are in bold. The list does not include mines that were operating prior to 1999 in what is now Nunavut.

Mine Major commodities Closest town Region/locality Owner(s) Dates Comments Coordinates References
Beaulieu Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°25′03″N 112°54′09″W / 62.41750°N 112.90250°W / 62.41750; -112.90250 (Beaulieu Mine) [1][2]
Burwash Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°27′45″N 114°19′00″W / 62.46250°N 114.31667°W / 62.46250; -114.31667 (Burwash Mine) [3]
Camlaren Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°59′12″N 113°12′17″W / 62.98667°N 113.20472°W / 62.98667; -113.20472 (Camlaren Mine) [4]
Cantung Tungsten Tungsten Dehcho Region North American Tungsten 61°57′25″N 128°12′10″W / 61.95694°N 128.20278°W / 61.95694; -128.20278 (Cantung Mine) [5]
Colomac Gold Gamèti North Slave Region 64°24′00″N 115°06′00″W / 64.40000°N 115.10000°W / 64.40000; -115.10000 (Colomac Mine) [3]
Con Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°26′20″N 114°22′18″W / 62.43889°N 114.37167°W / 62.43889; -114.37167 (Con Mine)
Diavik Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region Dominion Diamond Corporation/Rio TintoDiavik Diamond MinesA 64°29′46″N 110°16′24″W / 64.49611°N 110.27333°W / 64.49611; -110.27333 (Diavik Diamond Mine) [6]
Discovery Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 63°11′14″N 113°53′48″W / 63.18722°N 113.89667°W / 63.18722; -113.89667 (Discovery Mine)
Echo Bay Silver Port Radium/DelineD Sahtu Region 66°03′18″N 118°00′00″W / 66.05500°N 118.00000°W / 66.05500; -118.00000 (Echo Bay Mine)
Ekati Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region Dominion Diamond Corporation/Charles E. Fipke & Stewart BlussonB 64°42′49″N 110°37′10″W / 64.71361°N 110.61944°W / 64.71361; -110.61944 (Ekati Diamond Mine) [7]
Eldorado Radium, uranium Port Radium/DelineD Sahtu Region 66°05′06″N 118°02′16″W / 66.08500°N 118.03778°W / 66.08500; -118.03778 (Eldorado Mine)
Gahcho Kue Diamonds Lutselk'e North Slave Region Mountain Province Diamonds/De Beers Canada/Camphor VenturesC 63°26′05″N 109°12′02″W / 63.43472°N 109.20056°W / 63.43472; -109.20056 (Gahcho Kué Diamond Project, north site (main camp)) [8]
Giant Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°29′59″N 114°21′31″W / 62.49972°N 114.35861°W / 62.49972; -114.35861 (Giant Mine)
Negus Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°26′10″N 114°21′00″W / 62.43611°N 114.35000°W / 62.43611; -114.35000 (Negus Mine) [9]
Outpost Island Gold, tungsten Fort Resolution South Slave Region 61°44′08″N 113°27′32″W / 61.73556°N 113.45889°W / 61.73556; -113.45889 (Outpost Island Mine)
Pine Point Lead, zinc Pine Point/Fort ResolutionD South Slave Region 60°52′13″N 114°27′21″W / 60.87028°N 114.45583°W / 60.87028; -114.45583 (Pine Point Mine)
Ptarmigan Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°31′15″N 114°11′45″W / 62.52083°N 114.19583°W / 62.52083; -114.19583 (Ptarmigan Mine) [3]
Rayrock Uranium Whatì North Slave Region 63°26′38″N 116°33′03″W / 63.44389°N 116.55083°W / 63.44389; -116.55083 (Rayrock Mine)
Ruth Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°27′44″N 112°34′23″W / 62.46222°N 112.57306°W / 62.46222; -112.57306 (Ruth Mine)
Salmita Gold Wekweeti North Slave Region 64°04′45″N 111°14′45″W / 64.07917°N 111.24583°W / 64.07917; -111.24583 (Salmita Mine) [3]
Snap Lake Diamonds Wekweeti North Slave Region De Beers Canada 63°36′20″N 110°52′00″W / 63.60556°N 110.86667°W / 63.60556; -110.86667 (Snap Lake Diamond Mine) [10]
Thompson-Lundmark Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°36′43″N 113°28′26″W / 62.61194°N 113.47389°W / 62.61194; -113.47389 (Thompson-Lundmark Mine)
Thor Lake Rare earth elements Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°05′55″N 112°34′34″W / 62.09861°N 112.57611°W / 62.09861; -112.57611 (Thor Lake)
Tom Gold Yellowknife North Slave Region 62°31′57″N 114°11′41″W / 62.53250°N 114.19472°W / 62.53250; -114.19472 (Tom Mine) [3]
Tundra Gold Wekweeti North Slave Region 64°03′26″N 111°10′34″W / 64.05722°N 111.17611°W / 64.05722; -111.17611 (Tundra Mine)

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A.^ Harry Winston Diamond Mines owns 40% and Diavik Diamond Mines, which is 100% owned by the Rio Tinto Group, owns 60%.
B.^ Dominion Diamond Corporation owns 88.9% while Charles Fipke and Stewart Blusson each own 10%.
C.^ Mountain Province Diamonds owns 44%, De Beers Canada 51% and Camphor Ventures 4.9%
D.^ Pine Point and Port Radium are ghost towns. Deline and Fort Resolution are the closest modern communities

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