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  • Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

    The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
    Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

    Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
    Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
    Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
    www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

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