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November 2015

Explore what lies beneath us North of 60. Our November issue features stories on the lost mining town of Pine Point, NWT, a look at the age-old technique of placer mining that's still used in the Yukon today, and a comprehensive report on mining projects up North. Plus: Yukon’s fossil miners, where to find sapphires, jade, and other gemstones in the three territories, and a look at an ancient Arctic city.  

In This Issue

There's a theory that the geological anomaly underneath Darnley Bay, NWT, was caused by a massive prehistoric meteorite impact. Photo: Shutterstock

What's Under Darnley Bay?

The North's biggest potential mining project is also its most mysterious

By Tim Edwards
Nov 19
2015
Jim Fowler with his wife Jacquelin in 2009, with the Yukon's Tagish Lake in the background. Photo courtesy of Gord Yakimow

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Guy

A dirge for Jim Fowler, who lived for the great Yukon outdoors

By Gord Yakimow
Nov 18
2015
Carver Jerry Ell breaks out blocks of limestone on Bear Island, near Coral Harbour, Nunavut. Photo courtesy Government of Nunavut

The Work of Art

Here's how that beautiful soapstone carving got to your display case

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 17
2015
If you're invited to dance during a Baker Lake community event at 1:00 a.m., how can you say no? Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Two-Stepping Up

Lessons from a late night dance session in Baker Lake

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 17
2015
Archeologists excavate one of the houses at Kuukpak, located along the Mackenzie River, earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Max Friesen

The Biggest Little City North of 60

For four centuries, Kuukpak, located in the Western Arctic along the Mackenzie River, was the richest, busiest summer settlement around

By Tim Edwards
Nov 13
2015
Author France Rivet, right, and Hans-Ludwig Blohm on the fateful 2009 cruise. Photo courtesy of France Rivet

The Long Journey Home

More than 130 later, Abraham Ulrikab's remains may finally return to Labrador

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 12
2015

Case Study: Not Permitted

Why Husky Oil left the shores of Great Slave Lake with its tail between its legs

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 11
2015
How they've always done it: Though the technology has advanced, placer mining hasn't changed a whole lot since the days of the Klondike gold rush. Photo provided by the Glenbow Archives, NA-4033-1

Old Job, New Tricks

Nearly 120 years after the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon's placer miners are still going strong

By Eva Holland
Nov 09
2015
Expanding horizons: Capstone Mining's Minto copper mine is getting bigger. Photo courtesy of Capstone Mining

The Mining Report: And Then There Was One

It's been a rough year for Yukon's producing mines

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 09
2015
Gold production at Meadowbank, outside of Baker Lake, Nunavut. Photo by Angela Gzowski/Up Here

The Mining Report: Expand Your Mine, Man

Life or death decisions at Ekati and Meadowbank

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 09
2015