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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Near Whitehorse, it's all 'Skukum'

Junior company wants to demonstrate low-cost, gold-silver mining operation in historic district southwest of Yukon's capital


Last updated 11/27/2005 at Noon

For geologist T. Greg Hawkins, the question at Mount Skukum/Skukum Creek isn't where to find the gold and silver that nature sequestered in this steep-sided valley. Rather, it's how to attract investment capital to extract the soft yellow and bright gray metals from deposits he knows span the Wheaton River on the valley floor.

"The secret of these types of operations is to get into production...

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