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  • Northern Mining history Atlin Gold Rush British Columbia BC Juneau

    Hidden Atlin draws Klondike crowd south

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    By 1898, the Klondike Gold Rush was beginning to wane and many of the roughly 100,000 people that trekked to the Yukon were seeking new regions to make their golden fortunes - moving in every direction at the merest mention of a new discovery. Many of these Klondike Gold Rushers headed west to the golden beaches of Nome whilst others would return south and discover the richest gold mining region of British Columbia, the Atlin District. Considered one of the most important... Full story

  • The hope of a nation within Tin City

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    In the westernmost reaches of Alaska lies "Tin City," a mining settlement that all but disappeared except for a lonely radar station looking out over our seas and skies today. Located on the Seward Peninsula's Bering Sea coast, about 90 miles northwest of Nome and five miles southeast of Cape Prince of Wales, Tin City was founded with aspirations as simple and as grand as the name had hoped for it. An all but forgotten camp that had implications far larger than it probably... Full story

  • Alaska Canada mining history Nome Gold Rush

    Dust on the beach at Nome creates Rush

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Alaska, the Last Frontier, it is home to some of the most influential pioneering and mining discoveries in history. A rich wilderness still rife with unexplored and untapped potential. It is here we will delve into one of the most peculiar and interesting settlements and learn just how it came to be. At the southern part of the Seward Peninsula, the bulbous landmass sticking out on the left side of Alaska, lies the town of Nome. For thousands of years before the introduction... Full story

  • Alaska Yukon Klondike Fortymile Circle Gold Rush mining district history

    Before the Klondike there was Forty Mile

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    There are many mine sites, towns and claims that invoke familiarity and prestige in the minds of present-day prospectors, but probably none as famous as the Klondike. Klondike, and the Yukon Territory where it is found, are intrinsically linked to the Gold Rush that began the long endeavors of countless people in striving towards dreams filled with riches and comfort. As many know, these efforts wouldn't always pay off and the sweat and tears of these daring individuals paved... Full story

  • Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

    Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Like many single-industry towns, once the well dries up, people seek greener pastures. However, the residents of a place many probably have never even heard of hold on to the remnants of their past. For them, it was an important and irreplaceable land, it was their home. Pine Point, Northwest Territories, was a town located 10 kilometers (6 miles) inland from the south shore of Great Slave Lake and 87 kilometers (54 miles) east of Hay River. Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Resources... Full story

  • Stewart is now once again showing itself as a most ideal location for mining

    Deep roots beget renaissance for Stewart

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 25, 2020

    Northern British Columbia is known for its remote and rugged towns and few places can match that description as well as Stewart, a community at the southern tip of the province's famed Golden Triangle with deep mining roots. Located just across the border from the Southeast Alaska panhandle and at the head of what is called the Portland Canal, this town was built on the backs of pioneers and has retained much of its frontier history. Originally the land around Stewart was the... Full story

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