Event Date: 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 19:00

Location: 

Pillo Hotel Ashbourne

Description: 

There is a prolonged history of gold mining in the Klondike District of the Yukon that started with the Great Gold Rush in 1896. The area is most famous for its extensive placer deposits that have produced in excess of 20 million ounces and continue to be exploited today. Gold-bearing quartz veins have traditionally been invoked as the source for gold in the Klondike; however, exploration for a plausible economic deposit has proved challenging. The discovery of gold disseminated in a unit of schist has raised the possibility that quartz veins may not be the sole bedrock source for gold.