Placer Mining in Canada's Yukon Territory
February 2010 by Scott HarnFrank Taylor’s family has been mining in the same area of the Yukon Territory since 1935. He’s been working his current placer operation on Duncan Creek near Mayo since 1975.
The area was mined intermittently from around 1900 to 1915, but was also mined in the late 1800s, with a total output valued at about $100,000, which is around $9.5 million at the current gold price.
We have been concerned for some time about the growing roster of laws, rules and regulations under which the entire industrial complex must operate…
Until about 20 years ago, interest in Wyoming's gold was at an all-time low, not only because of relatively-low gold prices, but also due to the lack of information on many of the state's gold deposits.
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The gold in this area can get quite large. Most of the pieces are about half a pennyweight on average.
Welcome back to our mining claim. In part one we located our claim, sunk our shaft, and stored some ore in the ore bin. Now we must decide how we are going to extract the gold. We briefly discussed setting up a lab in a 40-foot semi-trailer at the mine site, so let’s decide what we are going to need in the lab.
Bill and the geologist lost interest and as far as I know, nothing more was done to locate the deposit.
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