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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Women geologists have arrived in Yukon

More females breaking into the male-dominated mining profession reflects ongoing shortages of skilled workers among other factors

 

Last updated 10/26/2008 at Noon



The face of the geology profession is changing and no where is the trend more evident than in the Yukon Territory, where a mini-boom in exploration brought scores of women rock hounds trooping to mining camps across the northern wilderness this summer.

"We've had women geologists in the industry all along, but nothing like the numbers we've been seeing lately," said Mike Burke, a senior geolog...



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