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FOR RELEASE
November 17, 2011

Rare mining publications donated to Energy, Mines and Resources Library

WHITEHORSE—The Energy, Mines and Resources Library is welcoming the addition of over 1,000 rare and historical books, reports and other materials that have been donated by the Yukon Chamber of Mines.

“This donation is a great addition to the library’s existing collection of materials relating to engineering, geology, placer mining and mineral exploration,” Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Brad Cathers said. “Everyone from prospectors to history buffs can visit the library and learn more about exploration and mining work done in Yukon.”

The Yukon Chamber of Mines has donated its entire collection of engineering and mining-related materials spanning the last century. The donation includes over 500 Yukon-related publications from the Geological Survey of Canada, over 200 of which have been added to the library’s rare books collection. There are also several historical maps dating as far back as the early 1900s.

“The Yukon Chamber of Mines wants to ensure that the materials we have collected over the decades are preserved and are easily accessible by our members and the public,” Yukon Chamber of Mines executive director Michael Kokiw said. “Donating these publications means we will continue to see the valuable information they contain contributing to the growth and recognition of our industry.”

For more information on how you can access the new resources visit the Energy, Mines and Resources Library or phone 867-456-3111. More information on the Yukon Chamber of Mines can be found on their website.

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Contact:  
Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca
Amanda Leslie
Mosaic Communications
867-334-4770
amanda@amandaleslie.ca

Chris Wearmouth
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources
867-456-6726
chris.wearmouth@gov.yk.ca


News release #11-159