Mineral Potential and Exploration Problems

CIM Bulletin, 1964

W. W. Weber Vice-President, North Rankin Nickel Mines Ltd., Toronto, Ont.

The author briefly portrays the two geological divisions within the Yukon and Northwest Territories. A number of examples of the type and character of the mineral occurrences are cited as illustrations of their potential and diversity. The major deterrents to the development of this potential are briefly discussed, with suggestions for possible improvement in the role of private enterprise and government.
Keywords: Arctic, exploration, Mine, mineral, minerals, Mines, Northern Canada, Northwest Territories, Proterozoic, Western Arctic, Yukon Territory, Yukon