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ALL ABOUT THE KLONDYKE GOLD MINES.

[Illustration: Decoration]

PUBLISHED BY

THE MINERS' NEWS PUBLISHING CO.,

60 LIBERTY STREET, NEW YORK.

COPYRIGHTED 1897

BY THE MINERS' NEWS PUBLISHING CO.

LOCATION OF THE YUKON MINES.

[Illustration: MAP OF THE YUKON GOLD DIGGINGS.]

Sitka appears at the southeast corner of this map, and northeast of it is Juneau, the usual fitting out place for miners going to the Yukon.

The arrows show the route of miners bound for the Yukon. Steamboats can carry them from Juneau as far as Ty a. Then they must pack their loads through Chilkoot Pass and boat them through a chain of lakes and down the Lewis River to the Yukon. It is about 700 miles from Juneau to the Klondyke River.

The two other most important centres of Yukon mining were Forty Mile Creek, where there were two big mining camps, Forty Mile and Fort Cudahy, and Circle City. All these camps have now been practically deserted in the great rush for the Klondyke.

The ever reliable and always trustworthy New York Sun publishes the map as given above.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Map of the Location of the Yukon Mine 5

Gold The Search for It, Past and Present 9

Klondyke and California 1849 1897 9

The Geology of the Yukon 10

The "Mother Lode" and the Glacial Deposits 10

The Great Gold Discovery How the First Authentic News Reached Us 13

The Gold Fever Spreading The Stories of Some Miners 14

Millions of Gold Panned Out Poor Yesterday Rolling in Wealth To day 16

Arrival of the Second Treasure Ship from the Klondyke 19

A Few of the Prizes Won 21

Some Grapes of Eschol Stories Richer than Sinbad's Valley of Diamonds 22

The Stampede for the Gold Thousands Join the Exodus 24

Where the Gold is Found How It Is Reached and Mined 26

Some Large Nuggets There Are More Where They Came From 29

Millions Upon Millions in Sight William Stanley's Graphic Story 29

How to Get There Choice of Two Routes 32

From San Francisco to the Mines Ocean Route 34

Perils of the Trip Encounters with Ice and Snow in the Passes 35

The Canadian Government's Attitude An International Question 38

Dawson Not a Tough Town The Civilization of a Mining Camp 39

Fears of Starvation Danger of Going to the Mines Without Food Supply 41

Cost of Living in Dawson 43

The Climate and the Mosquitoes Short Summer Heat and Cold Contrasts 44

Capital Required by Miners Some Things Indispensable in an Outfit 45

A Woman's Outfit 47

Valuable Expert Advice A Mining Engineer's Warnings and Suggestions 47

The New York Journal Expedition to Klondyke 50

Sailors Get Gold Craze Desert Their Ships in Alaskan Ports to Dig for Fortunes 50

Only Three Deaths in a Year The Healthiest Region in the World Is the Klondyke 51

Canadian Mining Laws Regulations Imposed by the Dominion Upon Placer Mining 52

Some Things Worth Knowing 55

Explanatory and Important 58

THE KLONDYKE.

GOLD.

THE SEARCH FOR IT PAST AND PRESENT.

Since the dawn of history man has attached to gold a value greater than that of any of the metals. Indeed, the value of every product of Mother Earth, of the fields, the forest or the mine has been fixed by its worth in gold... Continue reading book >>




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