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The Burwash Mine was a small gold property discovered in the fall of 1934 by Johnny Baker and Hugh Muir at Yellowknife Bay, Northwest Territories. The town of Yellowknife did not exist yet at that point, but the discovery of gold at Burwash was the catalyst that brought more gold prospectors into the region in 1935 and 1936. A short shaft was sunk in 1935-1936 at Burwash, and in the summer of 1935 a 16-ton bulk sample of ore was shipped to Trail, British Columbia for processing, yielding 200 ounces of gold. The mine did not become a substantial producer and it is believed the gold vein was mined out. General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A former territory in the United States is called Northwest Territory. ... The Yellowknife are a Native American people. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A shaft can be a hole in the earth typically used for mineral extraction, such as mining. ... Trail is a town in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ...


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Geological Evaluation - Description of Deposit (966 words)
It is bounded on the west by intrusions of the Western Plutonic Complex and on the east by sediments of the Burwash Formation.
In the vicinity of the Con Mine, the stratigraphy strikes northeast and dips 65 degrees southeast.
Silver is present in the bullion produced from the mine, at a ratio gold:silver of 4:1.
Burwash Mine: Information from Answers.com (232 words)
The Burwash Mine was a small gold property discovered in the fall of 1934 by Johnny Baker and Hugh Muir at Yellowknife Bay, Northwest Territories.
A short shaft was sunk in 1935-1936 at Burwash, and in the summer of 1935 a 16-ton bulk sample of ore was shipped to Trail, British Columbia for processing, yielding 200 troy ounces (6 kg) of gold.
The Burwash Mine has some historical significance in that the original ore sample kept "gold fever" alive in the area and helped in the establishment of Yellowknife as a viable northern community.
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