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Yukon

(ˈjuːkɒn)
n
(Placename) the Yukon a territory of NW Canada, on the Beaufort Sea, between the Northwest Territories and Alaska: arctic and mountainous, reaching 5959 m (19 550 ft) at Mount Logan, Canada's highest peak; mineral resources. Capital: Whitehorse. Pop: 33 897 (2011). Area: 536 327 sq km (207 076 sq miles). Abbreviation: YT

Yu•kon

(ˈyu kɒn)

n.
1. a river flowing NW and then SW from NW Canada through Alaska to the Bering Sea. ab. 2000 mi. (3220 km) long.
2. Also called Yu′kon Ter′ritory. a territory in NW Canada. 31,600; 207,076 sq. mi. (536,325 sq. km).Cap.: Whitehorse. Abbr.: YT, Yuk., Y.T.
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Noun1.Yukon - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering SeaYukon - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
2.Yukon - a territory in northwestern CanadaYukon - a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Dawson - a town in northwestern Canada in the Yukon on the Yukon River; a boom town around 1900 when gold was discovered in the Klondike
Klondike - a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
Whitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
Logan, Mount Logan - a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range - a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory
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Newmont Mining and Goldstrike Resources have announced an agreement that provides Newmont with rights to explore and develop Goldstrike's highly prospective Plateau gold properties in east-central Yukon Territory, Canada.
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Maisy Mae has a placer mining business in the Yukon Territory, Canada on a mine known as the Maisy Mae Creek mine.
The proceeds from the financing will be used to finance exploration at the Freegold Mountain project in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
StrataGold Corporation (TSX: SGV), a Canada-based company that explores for mineral resources, has announced a National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on the Mar-Tungsten Deposit located within the Dublin Gulch property, in Yukon Territory, Canada.
During World War II the town boomed when an oil pipeline ran from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada to Skagway and the train was used to transport supplies for the Aleutian Campaign and materials for the Alaska-Canada Highway.

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