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Northern Mining history Atlin Gold Rush British Columbia BC Juneau

Hidden Atlin draws Klondike crowd south

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... — Updated 9/26/2019

 

The hope of a nation within Tin City

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... — Updated 8/2/2019

 
Alaska Canada mining history Nome Gold Rush

Dust on the beach at Nome creates Rush

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.... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
Alaska Yukon Klondike Fortymile Circle Gold Rush mining district history

Before the Klondike there was Forty Mile

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... — Updated 5/30/2019

 
Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

Glory to ghost; the 25-year NWT zinc town

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... — Updated 5/10/2019

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

Deep roots beget renaissance for Stewart

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... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

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