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TitleThe mineral industry of Yukon Territory and southwestern District of Mackenzie, Northwest Territories, 1963
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorGreen, L H; Godwin, C I
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper 64-36, 1964, 94 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceYukon; Northwest Territories
NTS105; 115; 106; 116; 95L
AreaMackenzie District, Southwest
Lat/Long WENS-135.5000 -134.5000 61.0000 60.5000
Subjectseconomic geology; industrial minerals; metallic minerals; fossil fuels; asbestos; cadmium; coal; copper; gold; lead; mining properties; production; reserves; silver; tungsten; zinc
Illustrationsstratigraphic sections
Released1964 01 01; 2016 02 02
AbstractThe paper deals with developments in the mineral industry of Yukon Territory and southwestern District of Mackenzie during 1963. It is the fourth 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 1963, the estimated value 0£ mineral production of Yukon was $14, 626, 150. Most of this was from silver, lead, and zinc produced by United Keno Hill Mines Limited, the sole lode operation in the Territory. In lode exploration, significant discoveries and developments were made by New Imperial Mines Limited on copper deposits of the Whitehorse Copper Belt, Ormsby Mines Limited on the Laforma gold property near Carmacks, and Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Limited on the Clinton Creek asbestos property near Dawson. In placer mining, the Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation continued dredging operations in the Klondike area. In addition, a number of independent operators were active throughout the Yukon.

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