NWT Mining Week 2020 - June 21 to 27 - Goes Virtual

Every year, the Government of the Northwest Territories dedicates one week to celebrate the rich history and economic impact of NWT’s mining sector, an industry that directly employs over 3,000 people and spends about $800 million a year in the territory. Over the years, mining has generated about 30,000 person years of employment in the NWT. That's the same as 1,000 people each having a 30-year career!

The NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines is a supporter of NWT Mining Week 2020, we welcome the public to on-line events taking place to mark this special week #nwtrocks2020.

The week's virtual schedule includes:

  • NWT Walking Tour app and contest
  • Youth activity booklet and contest
  • Explore rocks outside yor community and submit a selfie with #nwtrocks2020 hashtag for prizes
  • Rock Walk Ranney Hill video
  • Meet a geologist video
  • Urban rock walk video – Yellowknife
  • Mine Training Society video
  • Social media posts throughout the week

 See the chamber's mining week 2020 media release and visit miningnorthworks.com for the latest updates and details.

Click here for NWT Mining Week 2020 schedule of virtual events!


A collage of minerals industry photos.