News and Events

Coinciding with the Geological Association of Canada’s annual scientific meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) is pleased to announce the recent publication of a major report and bedrock geology map for the south-central Wopmay Orogen and a bedrock geology compilation of the Wopmay Orogen and adjacent Coppermine Homocline. Led by NTGS geologist Valerie Jackson (now retired), the South Wopmay Bedrock Mapping Project was a major field-based project that combined a systematic bedrock mapping program with thematic studies, verification of key field...
The 2021 Northwest Territories Mineral Exploration Overview, summarizing exploration and mining activities across the territory last year, is now available. This publication is produced annually by the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS) and this year was authored by:  Merilie Reynolds, Mineral Deposits Geologist, NTGS Gideon Lambiv Dzemua, Industrial Minerals Geologist, NTGS Barrett Elliott, Diamond Geologist, NTGS Stephane Poitras, Senior Advisor, Geology and Resource Royalty Policy, Diamonds, Royalties and Financial Analysis Division  Landen Powell, Outreach Geologist, NTGS...
YELLOWKNIFE (December 9, 2021) This fall, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) partnered with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to provide additional incentive funding for advanced mineral exploration projects in the Northwest Territories (NWT). In August 2021, CanNor confirmed new funding of $500,000 to support a second winter call for Mining Incentive Program (MIP) applications in 2021-22. This increased the total program budget for the current fiscal year to $1.5 million. The winter program provides five awards of $100,000 each for industry...
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has partnered with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) to provide additional funding support for exploration projects being led by the territory’s mineral resources industry. CanNor has confirmed new funding of $500,000 to support a second call for Mining Incentive Program (MIP) applications in 2021-22, focusing on winter exploration. This brings the total program budget for the current fiscal year to $1.5 million. This one-time winter MIP offering will provide a maximum of five awards of $100,000 each that focus on...
The Northwest Territories Geological Survey office is open weekdays from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please ring the bell for service as the front door is locked to control the number of people in the building. Visitors are encouraged to contact a staff member beforehand to arrange a visit. COVID protocols remain in effect.

The Northwest Territories Geological Survey, in association with the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, welcomes you to view presentations until Monday, May 31, 2021.

 

2020 NWT & Nunavut Geoscience Symposium

  Following the cancellation of the 48th Annual Yellowknife Geoscience Forum scheduled for November 2020, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (NTGS), in association with the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, is organizing the 2020 NWT & Nunavut Geoscience Symposium. Posters and pre‐recorded oral presentations will be available on November 23,...
It is with regret that the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines and the NWT Geological Survey, announce that the 2020 Geoscience Forum, held annually in November in Yellowknife, is cancelled. Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic effects continue to stymy large public events and organizers have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the North’s largest combined tradeshow and conference. This is the first cancellation in the event’s 48-year history. STAY POSTED: Organizers will continue to seek an alternative approach to share information on the North’s geoscience, its minerals industry, business...

Navigating the NWT COVID-19 Public Health Orders: A Guide for Exploration Companies

  The Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) of the Northwest Territories (NWT) has issued public health orders that restrict travel within the NWT by individuals that originate from across any inter-jurisdictional border. The COVID 19 Travel Restrictions and Self-Isolation Protocol order provides exceptions for transient workers in the mineral and petroleum resources industry who work at remote camps. The COVID 19 Directed at Mineral and Petroleum Industry order sets out further conditions for these...

May 12, 2020

2020-21 Mining Incentive Program - COVID Update

  In response to the negative impacts of COVID-19 on NWT mineral exploration, several changes have been implemented to the Mining Incentive Program (MIP) for 2020-21. These changes provide additional support to Northwest Territories (NWT) mineral exploration and ensure that work is being conducted safely and in accordance with current public health measures. MIP applicants should consult the MIP guidelines for information on eligibility and application requirements. The changes listed below take precedence over...
As of March 19, 2020, the majority of GNWT staff are practicing social distancing and working remotely. The Northwest Territories Geological Survey office is closed, but we are available via email. Please email NTGS@gov.nt.ca. During this time, you may experience slight delays in services. We thank you for your patience.

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