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19. Waking the giant

from Canadian Mining Journal

Aug. 7, 2014: "Two hands wide and it goes on forever!" is what prospector C.J. Johnny Baker is rumoured to have bragged of the gold-riddled quartz vein he and Herb Dixon found on the rocky north arm of Great Slave Lake in 1935. Twelve years later their find became the Giant Yellowknife gold mine, the largest of a string of historic producers that fostered a 60-year, 14 million-ounce legacy. Then, with Giant's closing in 1998 and the neighbouring Con Mine's in 2004, the prolific Yellowknife gold camp went into hibernation. Today, after a decade-long snooze, it may be waking up again. more

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