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TitleThe mineral industry of Yukon Territory and southwestern District of Mackenzie 1964
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGreen, L H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper 65-19, 1965, 94 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceYukon; Northwest Territories
NTS105; 115; 106; 116; 95
AreaMackenzie District, Southwest
Lat/Long WENS-144.0000 -120.0000 68.0000 60.0000
Subjectseconomic geology; industrial minerals; metallic minerals; fossil fuels; asbestos; assays; cadmium; coal; copper; gold; lead; mining properties; platinum; production; reserves; silver; tungsten; zinc
Released1965 01 01; 2016 02 02
AbstractThe paper deals with developments in the mineral industry of Yukon Territory and southwestern District of Mackenzie during 1964. It is the fifth of an annual series. The mineral industry has formed the backbone of the economy of Yukon since the discovery of the Klondike Gold Fields in 1896. In 1964, the estimated value of mineral production of Yukon was $15, 210, 744. Most of this was from silver, lead, and zinc produced by United Keno Hill Mines Limited, the sole lode mine in the Territory. In lode exploration, development work in a number of properties gave promising results, particularly on Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Limited 1s Clinton Creek asbestos property and New Imperial Mines Limited properties in the Whitehorse Copper Belt. Brief descriptions of most active and a few inactive lode properties are given. In placer mining, production in 1964 increased slightly over previous years. The Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation continued dredging operations in the Klondike area and a number of independent operators were active throughout the Yukon.

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