Tahera’s Jericho Mine a great story


It was heartening to see the Tahera Jericho mine story in your number two slot for the top 10 news story of the year 2005.

It is indeed a great story of how a Canadian junior company is taking a prospect into production. It is also a tale of financing, marketing and plain old perserverance.

We hope that this is the first of many mining and exploration success stories that your paper will report over the years to come. At advanced exploration stage, we’re looking forward to hearing about Cumberland’s Meadowbank, Miramar’s Doris North, Wolfden’s High Lake, Baffinland’s Mary River, and Comaplex’s Meliadine projects moving forward.

In earlier exploration stages, there are Starfield’s Ferguson Lake, Stornoway’s Aviat, Shear’s Churchill, Twin Mining’s Jackson Inlet, True North’s Beluga, Committee Bay’s, as well as BHP Billiton’s and DeBeers’s various projects.

Nunavut has great geological potential that can be realized to bring benefits like jobs, business and training opportunities. Nunavummiut need to be aware of these opportunities and the youth need to take advantage of education and training to participate in a meaningful way.

Mining is not all about guys with hard hats digging in the dark any more. It’s about men and women in a wide range of careers from financing, to camp services and expediting, to operating and maintaining high-tech computers and other equipment, as well as the environmental management of the mining process.

We believe that exploration and mining will be the cornerstone of Nunavut’s economic future. We trust that Nunatsiaq News will be there to tell the story.

Lou Covello
NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines

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