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Photos of Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon Photo Album
To the west and south of Whitehorse lies a broad band about 30 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide, known as the Whitehorse Copper Belt. Prospectors headed for the gold fields of the Klondike copper here in 1897, and the following summer, Jack McIntyre staked the first claim, the Copper King. See a map of the Whitehorse Copper Belt (pdf, 9MB). The main mining period was 1898-1918, but new technology and exploration techniques led to another period of activity between 1967 and 1982. This photo shows the Whitehorse Copper Mine's mill area from that second period, in about 1993.

This photograph is © 1993-2016 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Whitehorse Copper Mine's mill area near Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1993