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Alaska Mineral Industry 1990
By R.C. Swainbank, T.K. Bundtzen, and J.E. Wood, for the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys - pdf format (193KB).

Atlin Silver Lead Mines (the Ruffner Mine)
This historic mine began its life in the period between the decline of Atlin's placer mines in 1917 and their resurgence in the mid-1930s.

Black Glacier Gold Rush, 1898
The reported rich find near Dyea, Alaska, turned out to be a hoax.

Concretions: The Other Valuable Mineral
This article by Darrell Hookey describes an interesting type of rock found near Haines Junction, Yukon.

British Columbia's Historic Engineer Mine
An illustrated history of this famous gold mine on Taku Arm near Atlin.

Mining in Alaska's Fortymile District, 1953
By Robert H. Saunders, for the Alaska Department of Mines - pdf format (963KB).

The Giant Mine Explosion, 20th Anniversary
On September 18, 1992, an explosion at the Giant gold mine at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories killed 9 men – it wasn't an accident but a case of mass murder.

Windy Arm Silver Mining - Chronology
A timeline of events regarding the mining southeast of Carcross, Yukon, that peaked in 1905-1906 under John H. Conrad.

Fractured Veins and Broken Dreams: The Mines of Montana Mountain, 1899-1920
Three years before Murray Lundberg's history of the silver mines above Carcross, Yukon, became a book, it was a paper for a History course at Yukon College.

Historic Montana Mountain Mines
A look at some of the mines today.

Contaminated Sites in the Northwest Territories
An illustrated report from April 2006.

The Pedro Gold Dredge
This historic dredge can now be viewed at a campground built on the site of the original Fairbanks Exploration Company camp at Chicken, Alaska.

The Tantalus Butte Coal Mine
Carmacks, Yukon.

Water Grant at Trail Gulch, Yukon, 1905
Two documents permitting a group of men and women to divert water to several hillside gold claims owned by other people.

Yellowknife Bear Mines
A brief history of the mine, illustrated with stock certificates from 1965.

Yukon Mining Notes
Brief notes from history.