The main natural resources of nunavut are: Gold, Lead, Zinc, Copper, Nickel and Diamond mining.Traces of base metals such as copper, iron, nickel, silver, lead, zinc precious materials for example, gold, and diamonds, hydrocarbons oil and gas and radioactive elements uranium have been detected in various locations of the territory in recent years. At present there are two operational mines in Nunavut, with zinc having the highest value of all the metals produced.