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Staking A Mining Claim

Staking A Mining Claim

Close to 90-percent of Canada’s total land mass is Crown Land – owned by the government. This also means that the majority of the mineral rights in the country (almost 90-percent) are also owned by the government. There are few exceptions where the rights are...

The Biggest Gold Nuggets In The World

The Biggest Gold Nuggets In The World

It was gold fever that fuelled development in the West. Prospectors of every description would scour rivers and streams in search for pay dirt and a few good sized gold nuggets to make a living. Back in the late 1800’s it was the search for and discovery of gold that...

What Is Reclamation?

What Is Reclamation?

One of the most important stages in the process of mining land is reclamation. Reclamation returns the land that was mined back to the way it was before the mine started working the area. It may sound like a massive task, and in some mining locations it is, but...

History of Dawson City, Yukon

History of Dawson City, Yukon

Gold is what opened up the West. It was in August of 1896 when the shiny mineral was first discovered in Bonanza Creek in the Yukon Territory long before it was even identified as the Yukon. It was from this historic finding that Dawson City was born. It had such...

Placer Mining Methods

Placer Mining Methods

Placer mining is a form of mining for gold. The word ‘placer’ translates from Spanish to mean “sand bank” and describes one of the common locations one would placer mine. It was the method of choice of prospectors in the late 1800’s who followed gold rushes from...

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike River gave up rich deposits of gold in 1896. News of the discovery triggered what became known as the Klondike Gold Rush. Although it had several other names – the Alaska Gold Rush, the Last Great Gold Rush, and the Yukon Gold Rush – nationwide hysteria...