NWT Mining Heritage Society

The first high-grade gold was staked on Yellowknife Bay in September 1934 by C.J. "Johnny" Baker and Hugh Muir on the east shore near Burwash Point. The Burwash Mine only operated during the winter of 1935/1936 when they failed to find more gold.

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Monday, Jun 29th, 2020

The Outdoor Mining Display at Giant Mine serves interpretive learning opportunities along with a great backdrop for professional photography and video!

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

In this issue: Beer Barge Cancelled - Giant Mine Remediation Project - Summer Renovations - Donations - Back Bay Cemetery

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Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 2019

In this issue: Feasibility Study - Giant Mine Remediation Project Update - Christmas Sales - Photo Caption Contest - Gren Thomas' Book - Recent Donations - Fairwell David Finch - Christmas in the North 1955 - Media Coverage

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