The Discovery Mine was a gold mine 90 kilometers north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories that operated between 1950 and 1969. Gold was discovered here by Alfred Giauque in 1944. A complete townsite was established by the company to house workers and their families. The mine produced one million ounces of gold from one million tons of ore. The abandoned townsite was demolished in 2005. General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19. ... Motto: Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca, NWT, Canada Area: x sq. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...
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