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Yellowknife’s Time Line By 3M Range Lake Elementary Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. 3.962 Billion Years Ago Age of the world’s oldest rock found north of Yellowknife. 12 000 Years Ago Dene arrived in the NWT. 10 000 Years Ago End of the last Ice Age.

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yellowknife s time line by 3m range lake elementary yellowknife northwest territories

Yellowknife’s Time LineBy 3MRange Lake ElementaryYellowknife, Northwest Territories

4 500 years ago pre dorset people arrived in the canadian arctic ancestors of today s inuit people

4 500 Years AgoPre-Dorset people arrived in the Canadian Arctic(ancestors of today’s Inuit people)

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1719 (June) Captain James Knight, a former Hudson’s Bay Company employee,sailed from England to northern Canada in search of gold, copper anda Northwest Passage

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1769Remains of a house built from ship materials was found on MarbleIsland (almost 50 years after Knight disappeared

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1820Sir John Franklin’s men built Fort Enterprise to serve as a base campon their way to the Arctic Ocean

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1825Hostile encounters with Inuit at the mouth of the Mackenzie Riveralmost ended the 1825-27 expedition

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1929Gilbert LaBine found uranium around Great Bear Lake. This started thefirst mine in the NWT called the Eldorado mine.First ‘air mail’ to NWT

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1934Discovery of gold in the Yellowknife areaProspectors stake claims and live in this area which is the beginningof today’s city of Yellowknife, NWT

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1941Thompson-Lundmark Gold Mines, Ltd. worked 46 claims at Thompson Lake(about 70 km N.E. of Yellowknife

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1993BHP opens Koala Camp(future Ekati Mine) (Sept) Diavik Project office opened in YellowknifeDiavik discovers first 3 kimberlite pipes

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1997Winter Ice Road Traffic to Northern Mines:3 500 truckloads100 000 tonnesConstruction begins at BHP ‘s Mine

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1998Winter Ice Road Traffic to Northern Mines:2 543 truckloads82 000 tonnes(Jan) Echo Bay Lupin Gold Mine ClosedBHP Diamonds started mining diamonds at their Ekati Mine

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1999Winter Ice Road Traffic:1 844 truckloads57 000 tonnesOpen 57 days; Feb 1-Mar 30(Apr 1) Division of Northwest Territories creates Nunavut, Canada’s 3rd Territory(Jun 14) Sirius Diamonds NWT Ltd. opens Cutting & Polishing facilityin Yellowknife

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2001Winter Ice Road Traffic:7 981 truckloads22 725 tonnesOpen 49 days; Feb 24-Apr 14(Jan) Diavik Mine Construction Begins-approx 1000 workers on site

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