NWT Mining Heritage Society

Yellowknife sits on top of a volcanic belt that is 2.7 billion years old. The pillowed rocks were laid down in an ancient ocean environment similar to the volcanoes one can observe in Hawaii today.

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Monday, Sep 26th, 2016

In this issue: Beer Barge Thank You, Site Work Party, Robertson Headframe Appeal, Giant Mine Remediation, Brock Headframe Saved, Society AGM

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Tuesday, Sep 6th, 2016

The city should reject this permit and tell Newmont or their now subsidiary company Miramar Con Mine, that they must negotiate with "the people" who want to save the head frame and turn it over to them  because that was the intent of the original offer and that is who are its rightful owners.

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Tuesday, Sep 6th, 2016

There is a bit of summer work to do at the Giant Mine heritage site and we could use your help! To keep this area a fun and friendly place for residents and visitors to Yellowknife, the NWT Mining Heritage Society is proposing a work party on the evening of September 14 (Wednesday) after 5:30pm. Meet us at the parking lot to the Boat Launch to find out how you can help.

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