Giant Mine, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Postcard.

Database ID27723
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionJWT Spinks fonds
File/Item ReferenceMG74-20A-Travel-General-Postcards-Canada-pc11 (Travel-General Box 2)
Date of creationn.d.
Physical description/extent1 postcard; b&w; 8.5 x 13.5 cm
Number of images1
Historical noteThe 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 drift-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 produced over 7 million troy ounces (220,000 kg) of gold.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.
Scope and contentAerial view of Giant Mine.
Copyright holderUnknown
Copyright expiry dateUnknown
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesPostcards
Provenance Access PointSpinks, John William Tranter, 1908-1997
PlaceYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Treaty boundariesNo treaty
Cultural regionArctic
Date Range(s)1930-1939
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