Saturday, August 15, 2009

Moil for gold, redux

The Klondike gold rush of 1898 was the biggest thing in the world for a while. It pretty much created the Yukon Territory, as well as some maddeningly memorizable poetry. But all the gold found in the rush was outwash gold, found in the streams and rivers that were carrying it downstream from the place it was eroding from. That site, the fabled motherlode, was never found. Or maybe now it has, according to a story in Report on Business.

(Photo from McCord Museum via Google Images)
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