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Klondike Gold Rush (1896–1904)
Mass migration of gold prospectors to the Klondike region, Yukon Territory, nw Canada. The rich gold deposits discovered in the River Klondike in 1896 brought more than 30,000 prospectors to the territory. Within a decade, more than US$100 million worth of gold had been extracted. Workers exhausted the easily accessible lodes by c.1910, but mining continues.