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Giant Yellowknife Mine (Giant Mine), Yellowknife, Mackenzie District, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 62° 29' 59'' North , 114° 21' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 62.4997222222, -114.358611111

An abandoned gold mine located on the West side of Yellowknife Bay, North shore of Great Slave Lake.

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42 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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COLEMAN, L.C. (1953) Mineralogy of the Yellowknife Bay area, N.W.T. American Mineralogist 38, 506-527.

Coleman, L.C. (1957) Mineralogy of the Giant Yellowknife gold mine, Yellowknife, N.W.T. Economic Geology 52, 400-425.

GRAHAM, A.R. & KAIMAN, S. (1952): Aurostibite, AuSb2; a new mineral in the pyrite group. American Mineralogist 37, 461-469.

JAMBOR, J.L. (1969): Dadsonite (minerals Q and QM), a new lead sulphantimonide. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 437-441.

Jamieson, H. E. (2014): The Legacy of Arsenic Contamination from Mining and Processing Refractory Gold Ore at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Pp. 533-549 in Bowell, R.J., Alpers, C.N., Jamieson, H.E., Nordstrom, D.K. and Majzlan, J., Eds. (2014): Arsenic: Environmental Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Microbiology. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Vol. 79, Mineral. Soc. of Am., Chantilly, VA and Geochem. Soc., St. Louis, MO, USA, 635 pp.

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