NovaCopper Inc. is a Canada-based exploration-stage mining company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties. The Company is focused on the development of Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP Projects), which are located in the Ambler mining district in Northwest Alaska. Its UKMP Projects includes Arctic Project and the Bornite Project. The Arctic Project contains a polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit. It is located 260 kilometers east of the town of Kotzebue, 30 kilometers north of the village of Kobuk and 260 kilometers west of the Dalton Highway. The Bornite Project contains a carbonate-hosted copper deposit. It is located 248 kilometers east of the town of Kotzebue, 19 kilometers north of the village of Kobuk and 275 kilometers west of the Dalton Highway. The Bornite Project is located on Ruby Creek on the northern edge of the Cosmos Hills.