The Mon Mine, 40 km north of Yellowknife, produced gold from 1989 to 1997 before the project was abandoned until recently.
Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. has permits from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board to resume operations probably this summer. The mine grades about one ounce of gold per tonne.
Some mining equipment, as well as temporary housing structures, were hauled to the site via a 45‐kilometre‐long ice road in March. Production is expected to begin in late May or June.