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BHP Billiton Donates $5,000 to the NWT Mining Heritage Trust Fund

The NWT Mining Heritage Society is very pleased to announce a $5,000 donation by BHP Billiton to the NWT Mining Heritage Trust Fund administered by the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

The Mining Heritage Trust Fund was established by the Society to help offset the operating expenses of our displays and eventual Museum and Interpretive centre. Our Society is committed to preserving the colourful mining, mineral exploration, geological history and heritage of the NWT for future generations. Our goal is to create a museum and Interpretive Centre at the old Giant Mine town site centered in and around the Recreation Hall.

We welcome BHP Billiton’s contribution so that future generations can learn about and appreciate our past.

BHP Billiton EKATI Diamond Mine Community Partnership Program was established to help the North and Northerners achieve their visions of resourceful communities of which we can all be proud.

Walt Humphries
President, NWT Mining Heritage Society