Mining Tags – North of the 60th Parallel

Nanavut Gold Needs Mining Tags

North of the 60th Parallel! What’s there? And what would they need mining tags for? The Canadian territories of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut along with the remote parts of the U.S. For those of you who find it hard to keep up with geographical changes, Nunavut is the newest, largest and most northern territory in Canada which separated from the Northwest Territories in the late 1990’s.

Old globe resting on a white carpet Nunavut also happens to be one of the least populated and the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world! The polar climate probably has something to do with that since average temperatures are about 55°F (13°C) in mid-summer and drop to -17°F (-27°C) in the dead of winter. The biggest contributor to the Nunavut economy is mining, as well as gas and oil exploration; these are supplemented by tourism, artisan crafts, education, hunting, fishing and whaling.

In days gone by, the mines in Nunavet were incredibly diverse. They encompassed a wide range of exploration, production and remediation. Precious metals such as gold and silver were mined along with metals used for industrial purposes such as iron, zinc and tungsten. Even diamonds were mined in Nunavet!

Mining is still big business for Nunavet. In 2019, mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction accounted for an estimated 18.16% of the territory’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). And given that there is only one mine in production—the Agnico-Eagle Ltd’s gold mine at Meadowbank—the implications for further growth are clear. That mine is expected to produce 370,000 ounces of gold in 2021 alone!

Click to Contact an actual person about laboratory labelsEIM was pleased and fascinated when we were approached to find a way to label their mining operations. Our durable 430 Polyester Tags were chosen for mining tags because they can withstand the harsh, extreme conditions in the Canadian Arctic. These tough tags are doing what they’ve always done for businesses: helping to reliably organize, control costs, deliver products on-time and manage resources. Needless to say, we are glad to be part of the continued growth for our northern neighbors. Ask The Labels Experts to send you sample 430 Tags to test.