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The Giant Mine was a large gold mine located at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Gold was discovered on the property in 1935 by Johnny Baker, but the true extent of the gold deposits were not known until 1944 when a massive gold-bearing shear zone was uncovered beneath the dift-filled Baker Creek Valley. The discovery led to a massive post-war staking boom in Yellowknife. Giant Mine entered production in 1948 and ceased operations in 2004. It has produced over 7 million ounces of gold. General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Motto: Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca, NWT, Canada Area: x sq. ... 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 18, 1992, at the height of a labour dispute, an explosion in the mine shaft of Giant Mine killed nine replacement workers. Mine employee Roger Warren was later convicted of placing the bomb. The strike ended in 1993. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ...


Owners of the mine have included Falconbridge (1948-1986 through subsiduary Giant Yellowknife Mines Limited), Pamour of Australia (1986-1990 through subsiduary Giant Yellowknife Mines Limited), Royal Oak Mines Incorporated (1990-1999), and Miramar Mining Corporation (1999-2004).


The Northwest Territories' first mining museum is to be built on the old property. The N.W.T. Mining Heritage Society is in charge of the work. A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ...


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Giant Mine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
On September 18, 1992, at the height of a labour dispute, an explosion in the mine shaft of Giant Mine killed nine replacement workers.
Mine employee Roger Warren was later convicted of placing the bomb.
The events and aftermath of the Giant Mine labour dispute and explosion were dramatized in the 1996 CBC television movie Giant Mine.
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