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By Shane Lasley
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NWT First Nation to mine first Canada REE


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:10pm

Northwest Territories Thor Lake Nechalacho rare earth element mine project

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.

This camp at Thor Lake, Northwest Territories previously served as a base for exploring Avalon Advanced Materials' Nechalacho project, which hosts what is considered to be the largest and most advanced rare earths deposit in Canada.

Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction Corp., owned by the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, has signed a landmark agreement to run the mining operations at Nechalacho, on pace to be the first rare earth element (REE) mine in Canada.

A memorandum of understanding that lays out the parameters of the mining contract was signed by Det'on Cho Nahanni Construction and Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd., an Australia...

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