Mining Lands Section [textual record]

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    Sub-series consists of central registry files created by the Mining Lands Section. The records include: individual claims, applications for leases, aerial exploration and mapping, mining royalties, correspondence from the Gold Commissioner, reports on mining companies and syndicates, water grants, and hydraulic and placer mining in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Also included are a few files dealing with timber limits. The registry system is a continuation of the Territorial Mining Lands sequential numbering system described in the Mining Lands Branch series. However, the Territorial Mining Lands file jackets were replaced with those of the Bureau of Northwest Territories and Yukon Affairs, over which was stamped "MINES". Many of these records were brought into the Northern Administration and Lands Branch Northern Quartz (NQ) series after 1951, but these have now been reintegrated into this system. Despite the inclusive dates of the sub-series, almost all the files were started between 1937 and 1949, and were active only until the mid-1950s.
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    Mining Lands Section: In 1936, northern administration was vested in the Bureau of Northwest Territories and Yukon Affairs. The Mining Lands Section of the Bureau was responsible for resource management in the two territories, in effect continuing the work of the Mining Lands Branch (see RG85-B-1-a MIKAN 138070). Under the Mackenzie District Division of the Bureau fell the work of resource management for the Yukon and the NWT (through the Mining Lands Section). The records-keeping practices of the Bureau begun by the Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch in 1922 was maintained intact. RG85 General Inventory
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    Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list indicating volume number, file number, file title and outside dates. The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the "consists of" field in the Mikan record. A paper copy is available in the Reference room. 85-61 (90 90: Open)

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