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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Friday, Sep 11th, 2020

In this issue: Annual General Meeting - Beer Barge Products - Summer Renovation Work - Giant Mine Remediation Update - Acquisitions and Donations - Down Memory Lane

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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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