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Public companies operating in Canada's North

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico-Eagle) (AEM) Avalon Rare Metals Inc. Advanced Exploration Inc.
Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation Bayswater Uranium Corporation Canadian Zinc Corporation
CBR Gold Corp Commander Resources Ltd. Darnley Bay Resources Limited
Fortune Minerals Limited Forum Uranium Corp. Indicator Minerals Inc.
Kivalliq Energy Corporation Kodiak Energy, Inc. MGM Energy Corp
Mineral Metals Group Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited
Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust Peregrine Diamonds Ltd (PGD) Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
Seabridge Gold Inc. Shear Minerals Starfield Resources Inc.
Stornoway Diamond Corporation Tyhee Development Corp. Uranium North Resources

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico-Eagle) (AEM)

Get quote: AEM.TO

Agnico-Eagle is an international growth company focused on gold, with operations in Canada and Finland and advanced-stage projects and opportunities in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A.

The company's LaRonde mine in Quebec is Canada's largest gold deposit in terms of reserves. Agnico Eagles' Meadowbank gold project is located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada and initial production is expected to begin in early 2010.

It has probable gold reserves of 3.6 million ounces and a large gold resource. The 100%-owned Meadowbank gold project is located in the Kivalliq district of Nunavut and lies in the Third Portage Lake area, approximately 70 km north of the Hamlet of Baker Lake, near the western shore of Hudson's Bay.

Construction of the mine is underway with a 110-kilometre all-season road to the site completed.

The mill, powerhouse and service buildings are fully enclosed. Development of the east dyke, which will permit the start of production from the Portage open pit, is also well advanced. Mine commissioning and first gold production from the Portage open pit is anticipated in early 2010. The mine is estimated to produce an average of 350,000 ounces of gold per year over a nine-year mine life.


Advanced Exploration Inc.

Get quote: AXI.V

As a mining exploration company, Advanced Explorations Inc. focuses on developing high quality iron ore opportunities. Currently, the company holds the option to earn a 100% ownership interest in the Roche Bay Magnetite Project located on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. Located proximal to a natural deep water harbour the Roche Bay deposit benefits from transportation efficiencies possibly making it one of the world' s premium iron ore prospects.

The company's key asset is its experienced senior team. Over 200 years of combined experience equipped the AEI management with a unique mixture of technical, exploration and mining expertise to rapidly advance the Roche Bay Project and explore other local and global opportunities.Ê


Avalon Rare Metals Inc, (AVL)

Get quote: AVL.TO

Formerly Avalon Ventures Ltd., is a Canada-based junior mineral exploration and development company focussed on rare metals and minerals, including calcium feldspar, lithium, tantalum, cesium, indium, gallium, yttrium and the rare earth elements (REEs).

The Company is in the process of exploring or developing three of its six mineral resource properties. The Company's active projects - Thor Lake Rare Metals Project, Separation Rapids and East Kemptville - are rare minerals or rare metals properties that are at an advanced stage with identified mineral resources.

Thor Lake is the Company's leading project. The Thor Lake is located in the Mackenzie Mining District of the Northwest Territories, approximately five kilometers north of the Hearne Channel of Great Slave Lake and approximately 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Yellowknife.


Bayswater Uranium Corporation (TSX.V: BYU)

An international uranium exploration and development company.

The Company owns several advanced uranium properties in the United States with major landholdings in each of Canada's most important producing and exploration regions - the Athabasca Basin, the Central Mineral Belt, and the Thelon Basin.


Canadian Zinc Corporation (CNZ)

Get quote: CZN.TO

The company's main project is the Prairie Creek Silver, Lead & Zinc mine in Canada.

The long-term aim is to bring the 100%-owned Prairie Creek Mine in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories into production at the earliest possible date. The mine is a silver and base metals property already in the advanced stages of development, with substantial resources of high-grade silver, zinc, and lead.

The group is the world's second largest producer of zinc as well as a substantial producer of copper, lead, gold and silver.


CBR Gold Corp (CBG: TSXV)

A global exploration and development company creating opportunity through project acceleration.

The CBR Gold Corp. portfolio currently includes two advanced stage projects, Niblack (Alaska) and Committee Bay (Nunavut). The Borden Project on the Borden Peninsula of northwestern Baffin Island in the Nunavut Territory is 49% owned by CBR Gold and 51% by operator Indicator Minerals Inc.

The property is approximately 80 km southeast of the community of Arctic Bay and the former Nanisivik Mine which hosts a deep water port and an airstrip capable of accommodating small jet aircraft. CBR Gold Corp. is a member of the Discovery Group of companies.


Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:CMD)

Get quote: CMD.V

A diversified junior exploration company focused in Canada where potential is high and political risk is low.

Commander's strategy is reflected in its extensive property portfolio including: Baffin Island Gold, a large district scale iron formation with multi-million ounce gold potential; Storm Copper, advanced, high grade copper opportunity in Nunavut; and Orion Gold Deposit, with a historical resource of about 100,000 ounces in Newfoundland.

Commander also holds equities in the following Companies: Fjordland (1,517,647 with 1,000,000 warrants @ $0.16), Diamonds North Resources (258,000), Alto Ventures (1,875,000), Bayswater Uranium (29,400) and GBL Gold Corp. (75,000).


Darnley Bay Resources Limited (DBL)

Get quote: DBL.V

A Canada-based development-stage company in the business of exploring for metals and diamonds in the Northwest Territories, Canada.

The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, the Inuvialuit Land Corporation and the Company have signed a Letter of Agreement for the "Terms for a Combined Metals and Diamond Concession to Darnley Bay Resources Limited for Paulatuk 7 Lands."


Fortune Minerals Limited (FT)

Get quote: FT.TO

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX:FT) is a natural resource company with interests in several mineral deposits and a number of exploration projects in Canada.

The Company's principal assets are the NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth deposit near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and the "world class" Mount Klappan anthracite coal deposits in northwest British Columbia, both of which are proceeding towards production.


Forum Uranium Corp. (FDC)

A Canadian-based energy company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan and the Thelon Basin, Nunavut.

The Company has a strategy to discover near surface uranium deposits nearby existing infrastructure by exploring on its 100% owned properties and through strategic partnerships and joint ventures.


Indicator Minerals Inc. (TSXV: IME)

A Canadian exploration company focused on the discovery and development of economic gemstone deposits. Founded in 2004, the company is exploring more than 2.27 million acres of targeted ground in the Canadian arctic and has two key projects in Nunavut: Nanuq North and Grail.


Kivalliq Energy Corporation (KIV)

Get quote: KIV.V

A uranium exploration and development company, and the first company in Canada to sign a landmark partnership with the Inuit of Nunavut to explore for uranium on Inuit Owned Lands in Nunavut.

This has given Kivalliq a unique opportunity to explore and develop the historic Lac Cinquante deposit, Northern Canada's highest grade uranium deposit, reported to contain 20.4 million pounds of uranium oxide with grades in excess of 1% (not National Instrument 43-101 compliant).

Additionally, Kivalliq's 270,000 acre core asset Angilak property has over 160 other uranium occurrences.


Kodiak Energy, Inc. (KDKN)

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and development company focused on developing and exploring onshore oil, gas and CO2 properties within North America.

Main prospects are "Little Chicago" located in the N.W.T. and "Sofia" located in northeast New Mexico.

Through private subsidiary, Cougar Energy, Inc., the company is developing the projects of CREEnergy Joint Venture and area projects located in north central Alberta and "Lucy" in the Horn River Basin in northeast British Columbia.


MGM Energy Corp.

Get quote: MGX.TO

An independent Canada-based company engaged in acquiring, developing, optimizing, exploiting and producing oil and natural gas reserves and resources in northern Canada. The Company is active in two areas: the Mackenzie Delta and the Colville Lake/Sahtu region of the central Mackenzie Valley. The Company's land holdings include both Federal Lands and First Nations Oil and Gas Concessions.


Mineral Metals Group (MMG)

Backed by the Chinese government, MMG owns and operates mining operations in Australia and Asia and a large portfolio of advanced and early stage exploration projects through Australia, Asia and North America.

MMG became the owner of the High Lake and Izok Lake projects through the acquisition of Wolfden Resources Limited in mid 2007. MMG holds 2,600 square kilometres of highly prospective exploration tenements in the Slave Region of the Nunavut Territories.

In addition, the Izok Lake and High Lake projects have significant potential for further discovery including the Gondor and Hood deposits that are potential supplementary ore sources for the Izok Lake mill.


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (MPV)

Get quote: MPV.TO

A natural resource property exploration and development company with interests in several natural resource properties, the principal property being a 49% interest (including the 4.9% interest in the property held by Camphor Ventures Inc. (Camphor) in the AK Property located in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

The AK Property, also known as the Gahcho Kue Project, is in the advanced exploration.


Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited (NMC)

Get quote: NMC.TO

Primarily a gold producer with significant assets and operations in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Canada, New Zealand, and Mexico.

The Company is engaged in the exploration for and acquisition of gold properties. The Company has operations in Nevada in United States, Yanacocha in Peru, Australia/New Zealand, Batu Hijau in Indonesia, Africa Ahafo, and other operations comprising smaller operations in Bolivia, Mexico, and Canada.

Hope Bay in Nunavut is an advanced exploration project that is assessing the viability of further development. To date, three significant gold deposits have been discovered in this greenstone belt: Doris North, a few miles from the Arctic Ocean; Madrid, about 5 miles inland from Doris; and Boston, about 27 miles south of Madrid.


Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust (NPR)

Primarily a multi-family residential real estate investment trust, providing a range of rental accommodations and ancillary commercial space in Canadian secondary markets. NPR operates in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Nunavut and Newfoundland.

NPR's commercial properties are located primarily in areas where NPR has residential operations. A significant portion of these properties are leased to federal and territorial governments and commercial tenants under long term leases.


Peregrine Diamonds Ltd (PGD)

Get quote: PGD.TO

A mineral exploration company with diamond exploration properties located in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories in Canada.

The Company's primary exploration properties are the Chidliak diamond project on Baffin Island and the Nanuq diamond project in Nunavut.

Other mineral exploration properties include the WO diamond project in the Northwest Territories, diamond and metals exploration properties on Baffin Island known as the Qilaq, Kimmirut and Flint Lake, diamond exploration properties known as the Lac de Gras East, Lac de Gras West and TW in the Northwest Territories, and the Nanuq North diamond exploration property in Nunavut.

The Company holds a 71.95% interest in the WO property, located in the Northwest Territories, which hosts the DO-27 kimberlite pipe, which has an indicated resource of 18.2 million carats of diamonds.


Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (SBB)

Get quote: SBB.V

A Canadian precious metals exploration Company with a portfolio of several different properties in Canada at different stages of development.

The Company's flagship projects are currently located in Nunavut which consist of the very large Hackett River Silver-zinc project, the George and Goose Lake Gold deposits which also contain the Wishbone claims, a 3,000 square km greenstone belt that includes Hackett River as well as many other base and precious metals targets.


Seabridge Gold Inc.

Get quote: SA

Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold resource projects. The Company’s principal assets are the KSM property located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. For a breakdown of Seabridge’s mineral resources by project and resource category please visit the Company’s website at


Shear Minerals (SRM)

Get quote: SRM.V

A Canadian-based exploration company focused on diamond exploration in the Canadian North where it explores in established diamond districts and has discovered new ones.

Shear currently has a portfolio of ten diamond projects, eight of which are drill-ready.

The Company has advanced its 58%-owned Churchill Diamond property in Nunavut from a conceptual grassroots project to a new kimberlite district.

In August of 2006, Shear signed an earn-in agreement with Diamonds North Resources Ltd. whereby Shear can earn a 50% interest in approximately 42,000 acres of claims located within the southwest portion of Diamonds North's Amaruk project in the Pelly Bay Diamond District of Nunavut.

The new Sakari property is located adjacent to the Darby project where a new kimberlite field was recently announced by Indicator Minerals Ltd and Teck Cominco Ltd.


Starfield Resources Inc. (SRU)

Get quote: SRU.TO

An advanced exploration and development stage company.

The Company's most developed asset is its 100%-owned Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum-palladium property in Nunavut, Canada.

With claim blocks spanning over 625,000 acres, and resources containing over 44 million tonnes, the Ferguson Lake project is the largest base metal (nickel-copper-cobalt) and PGE (platinum-palladium-rhodium) project in Nunavut.

The Ferguson Lake property is located some 240 kilometers west of Rankin Inlet and 160 kilometers south-southwest of Baker Lake. In October 2009, Starfield Resources Inc. completed the acquisition of Nevoro Inc.


Stornoway Diamond Corporation (SWY)

One of Canada's leading diamond exploration and development companies, working to develop a prospective, diversified project portfolio with established diamond resources in the ground.

The company owns 50% of Renard, on track to become Quebec's first diamond mine. In addition to work on our flagship project, an independent, conceptual resource study was completed for the Aviat project, located in eastern Nunavut, adding significantly to our growing inventory of diamonds in the ground.

The results establish Aviat as a potential pipeline development project for the company in the near term.


Tyhee Development Corp. (TDC)

Get quote: TDC.V

A Canada-based exploration and development company with the land position in the Yellowknife Gold Belt in the Northwest Territories. This resource is constrained to the Nicholas Lake, Bruce Lake and Ormsby Zones.

Its 100%-owned Yellowknife Gold Project is located 90 kilometers north of Yellowknife. Its other projects include Goodwin Lake Property, Clan Lake Property and BigSky Property. Goodwin Lake Property consists of mineral claims totaling 722 hectares.


Uranium North Resources (UNR)

Get quote: UNR.V

A junior mineral exploration company focused on uranium opportunities in Canada.

The Company holds 100% interest in three million acres of property located within the most prospective uranium basins in Canada; The Athabasca, Thelon and Hornby basins.

Uranium North is focusing on five key projects based on extensive historical data, one of which hosts a 6.7 million lb historical resource (non NI 43-101 compliant).