Introduction to Prospecting Course to be hosted in Yellowknife, Behchoko and Dettah

Sep 10 2015

YELLOWKNIFE (September 10, 2015) – Residents interested in geology and prospecting are invited to participate in the 2015 Introduction to Prospecting Course. The two-day course will be offered in Yellowknife on September 26-27, Behchoko on September 29-30, and Dettah on October 3-4.

Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) is pleased to partner with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, the Mine Training Society, the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines, Tlicho Government, Yellowknife Dene First Nation, Aurora Geosciences, TerraX Minerals and Skills Canada to offer the course.

“Since 1996, the mining industry has provided more than 22,200 person-years of employment. It is essential that we continue to provide our residents with opportunities to learn about geology and prospecting so this sector can remain the economic engine it has been over the last 80 years,” said David Ramsay, Minister of ITI.

Course topics will include bush navigation and safety, sampling methods, claim staking, basic and NWT geology, prospecting, exploration and mining, and regulatory information.

Interested individuals can register with the NWT Mine Training Society at or call 867-765-0445. Registration deadline is September 18. Participants must be 18 or older and the cost is $40.

By supporting opportunities for geological and mineral skill building, ITI is helping to enrich workforce development and public awareness, a pillar of the NWT Mineral Development Strategy Implementation Plan that is helping the government to achieve the 17th Assembly’s vision of a prosperous and environmentally sustainable Northwest Territories.

Media inquiries:

Briony Wright
Senior Communications Officer
Industry, Tourism and Investment
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: 867-920-6109