Mining Lore

Roughing it in search of Cariboo gold

Jen Glanville

A gold rush in British Columbia’s Cariboo region spurred on the economic development of the colony that would become Canada’s west coast province

Klondike Kate

Jordan Faries

Shaaw Tláa, part of the prospecting group that kicked off the Yukon gold rush, is finally recognized for essential role in Canada’s mining history

The father of modern geology

Kylie Williams

James Hutton, a failed lawyer and doctor, was the first person to suggest that Earth was millions, rather than thousands, of years old and established geology as a true science

Hard rock mining on the Rock

Cecilia Keating

Canadian hard rock miners carried out critical tunnelling work at Gibraltar during the Second World War

The mischievous Muki

Jordan Faries

In Andean folklore, a goblin with mysterious motives roams through the tunnels of underground mines

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Measuring mine life

Perhaps the single most critical decision in the development of a mining project is the determination of the size of the operation. How big will the mine and mill be? What will be the daily and annual throughput? Hugh Taylor had an answer.

Sweet success

The team at Harte Gold is taking a staged approach to bring its Sugar Zone operation to full production