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, Jun 4th, 2021

In this issue: Membership Events - Funding for Museum - Summer Construction Plans - Lease - Giant Mine Remediation Project Update - Acquisitions and Donations - Down Memory Lane - Letters from Yellowknife 1937-1939

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Thursday, Mar 4th, 2021

The Yellowknife Historical Society offers condolences to the family of David Searle, a former Yellowknife lawyer and politician.

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Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2021

The Yellowknife Historical Society offers condolences to the family of Christopher Healy, a veteran miner in the Yellowknife area.

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