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The discovery of gold in the Yellowknife area in 1934 led to a gold boom and the opening of the Con Mine in 1938 led to the foundation of the City of Yellowknife, now the capital of the Northwest Territories. Following the opening of the Giant Mine in 1948, gold mining provided the cornerstone of the local economy for the next 65 years and spawned more than half a century of mining exploration in the Canadian North.

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