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'Spell of the Yukon' still rings true

Gold dominates the some C$300 million being spent on 2011 exploration in Yukon Territory, but there is more to the modern rush

YUKON TERRITORY - "There's gold, and it's haunting and haunting; It's luring me on as of old; Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting; So much as just finding the gold."

This passage from the "Spell of the Yukon" is as applicable to the contemporary stampede of explorers seeking mineral riches in the home of the Klondike as it was to the prospectors of which Robert Service wrote more than a century...


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