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Location DB > Canada > Yukon > Dawson City > Dredge #4
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Dredge #4
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created by Avatar-X on 7/25/2012 6:33 PM
last modified by thetrainguru on 8/13/2013 7:37 PM
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This gizmo would scoop up huge buckets of gold-bearing gravel and sift out the gold, and then dump the rest back behind it via a huge conveyor.

Dredge No. 4 built in 1912 for the Canadian Klondike Mining Company, was the largest wooden hulled bucket lined dredge in North America. It worked in the Klondike Valley on the "Boyle Concession" until 1940 and then was relocated to Bonanza Creek and worked this valley until 1959.

At the peak of corporate mining, a dozen dredges, churned through the creeks. Dredging continued in the Klondike until 1966, when the last of the Yukon Consolidated Gold Company's dredges shut down. Dredge No. 4 represents the many decades of corporate mining in the Canadian mid-north through the 20th century.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
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Dawson City, Yukon
Canada
Owner: Parks Canada
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    It's a really neat, old, wooden building/boat with many of the original pieces of equipment intact. The tour is very interesting and they generally let you wander around while the guide talks.
     Security Measures
  • security system
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1912
    Closed: 1966
     Required Equipment
  • just pay $6 for the tour
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     History
    Built in 1912 and last used in 1966, this dredge was built to mine the gold-bearing gravel in Bonanza Creek.
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    July Visit
    Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
    posted by Avatar-X
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    Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
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    June 2018
    Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019
    posted by becckeez
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    http://www.pc.gc.c...ke/natcul/dn4.aspx
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