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November 2015

Explore what lies beneath us North of 60. Our November issue features stories on the lost mining town of Pine Point, NWT, a look at the age-old technique of placer mining that's still used in the Yukon today, and a comprehensive report on mining projects up North. Plus: Yukon’s fossil miners, where to find sapphires, jade, and other gemstones in the three territories, and a look at an ancient Arctic city.  

In This Issue

How they've always done it: Though the technology has advanced, placer mining hasn't changed a whole lot since the days of the Klondike gold rush. Photo provided by the Glenbow Archives, NA-4033-1

Old Job, New Tricks

Nearly 120 years after the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon's placer miners are still going strong

By Eva Holland
Nov 09
2015
Expanding horizons: Capstone Mining's Minto copper mine is getting bigger. Photo courtesy of Capstone Mining

The Mining Report: And Then There Was One

It's been a rough year for Yukon's producing mines

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 09
2015
Gold production at Meadowbank, outside of Baker Lake, Nunavut. Photo by Angela Gzowski/Up Here

The Mining Report: Expand Your Mine, Man

Life or death decisions at Ekati and Meadowbank

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 09
2015

Cabin Fever

What would you endure for a rare plot of land in the Northern wilderness?

By Tim Edwards
Nov 06
2015
Nunavut's only inland community. Photo by Hannah Eden

Baker Lake

Nunavut's thriving mining town (that doesn't look like a mining town at all)

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 05
2015
Fort Liard's ball diamond, where you have to dodge the bison patties in the outfield. Photo by Samia Madwar

Dehcho Sandlot

Catching heat in Fort Liard--and loving it

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 03
2015
Curtis Overholt takes a break at the TerraX Minerals exploration site about 20 kilometres outside of Yellowknife. Photo by Hannah Eden

The Mining Report: Who's Next?

Keep an eye on these junior exploration companies. PLUS: Holding pattern: Tough markets slow down advanced projects

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 03
2015
Hope Bay is eternal: More than 25 years after drills first started turning on the Kitikmeot tundra, Hope Bay is close to realizing its golden potential. Photo courtesy TMAC Resources

The Mining Report: Hope Bay Gets Its Shine Back

The Kitikmeot's on-again, off-again gold project is very much on

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 02
2015
Once an open-pit mine, now a lake. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

The Lost Town of Pine Point

A road runs through the bush in the NWT, and it tells a story of tragedy, hard truths and the circle of life

By Katie Weaver
Nov 02
2015
Paleontologist Elizabeth Hall stands on an exposure of permafrost at a placer mine, where Ice Age mammal bones are typically found. Photo courtesy of Government of Yukon

Fossil Gold Mines

Placer miners in the Yukon are churning out ice age bones at an industrial rate

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 02
2015