Discovery Mine

Discovery Mine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Discovery Mine was a gold mine 81 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories that operated between 1950 and 1969. Gold was discovered here by Alfred Giauque in 1944. A complete townsite, on Giauque Lake, was established by the company to house workers and their families. The mine produced one million troy ounces of gold from one million tons of ore. The abandoned townsite, not accessible by road, was demolished in 2005. Discovery Mine was serviced by air and had an unpaved airstrip to fly people and supplies in and out. After the mine was abandoned, the airstrip was often used by flying instructors from Yellowknife to teach their students emergency landing procedures on abandoned airstrips. As late as the early 1980s, the airstrip was in sufficiently good shape to use, with only a few potholes even after more than ten years. An aerial view of the lake at that time showed it to be crystal clear, with an unobstructed view to the rocky bottom and a beautiful blue colour. A tailings spill in the early 1960s deposited contaminated waste into the Lake.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853406
  • 9786135853407