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YUKON PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION
Bill Abrahamson prospected in the Dezadeash area.
headed the prospecting team that discovered the Anvil lead-zinc deposit.
Solomon Albert prospected in the Dawson and White River areas in the 1930's.
Jack Alverson with Harry McWhorther discovered the Silver King mine in 1913.
Frank Altemose prospected the Kluane area after the turn of the century and helped discover gold on Burwash Creek.
prospected throughout the Yukon between the late 1920's and the 1970's.
discovered the Clinton Creek asbestos deposit in the Fortymile River area.
John Anderson discovered gold and silver in the Wheaton district in 1910.
Neville Armstrong prospected the MacMillan River district in the 1920's onward and worked the Russell Creek placer area.
Fred Ater prospected the Kluane area after the turn of the century and helped discover gold on Burwash Creek.
Robert Auston prospected and discovered copper deposits in the Wernecke Mountains.
Captain Henry Back prospected in the Mt. Nansen area.
W.M. Baultoff prospected the Beaver Creek area after 1900 and discovered gold veins.
Edmond Bean was a member of an 1880 prospecting party which broke the Chilkoot blockade.
Louis Beauvette discovered the rich Keno silver veins on Keno Hill in 1919.
Ted Becker discovered the silver-lead and antimony showings in the Wheaton area in 1906.
B. Beloud discovered gold and copper in the Dezadeash area in the late 1930's.
Harry Berry prospected in the Livingstone area in the 1930's.
Olaff Bjonnes prospected in the Keno area in the 1920's and 1930's.
Billy Blair prospected the White River area from the 1930's onwards.
prospected in the Livingstone area (1899) and later became Commissioner, M.P. for the Yukon and Speaker of the House
of Commons of Canada.
Doc Boon prospected the Keno area in the 1920's and 1930's.
Morley Bones prospected the Kluane area after the turn of the century and helped discover gold on Burwash Creek.
George and Thomas Boswell were the first prospectors in the Yukon watershed in 1882.
J.C. Britton prospected in the Nisling Range for many years.
and Bill Tolmie
discovered the Elsa and No Cash mines in the Keno Hill area.
Eddie Broadhagen was a well known prospector in the Watson Lake area.
Afe Brown co-discoverer of gold-silver showings in the Carmacks area.
Hugo Brodell prospected the Watson Lake area and discovered showing around the Hyland River area.
was a placer and hard rock prospector in the Dawson area from the 1970's to 2009.
Bob Butler prospected the Livingstone and Whitehorse areas in the 1920's and later.
Charles Bush partner of William Schnabel and discovered the Nevada Mines property in the Wheaton area.
William Catto discovered the Lone Star mine in the Dawson area.
Bert Cluett prospected throughout the Yukon from 1910 to 1971.
Thomas Claire prospected the Whitehorse region after 1900.
Harry Colley was co-discoverer of the Calumet mine on Galena Hill, Keno Hill area.
Frank Corwin co-discoverer of antimony in the Wheaton Valley in 1893.
William Corley was George Carmack's partner after 1896.
Alex Coward prospected in the Mt. Freegold area and Selwyn area until the 1950's.
Jim Cox prospected the Dezadeash area for many years.
original discoverer of the Silver King vein on Galena Hill in 1903.
George Duke one of the first prospectors in the Kluane district prior to 1900.
Ole Dickson one of the discoverers of the Whitehorse copper belt in 1899.
Clem Eminger prospected in the Wheaton and Ross River areas.
Fred Elliott, a partner of Settlemeir, prospected the Beaver River country.
Louis Engle prospected in the Livingstone area.
Axel Erickson and Tom McKay discovered the Shamrock silver vein (Keno Hill area) in 1919.
Alex Fisher prospected around Bullion Creek in the 1940's.
in 1873-74 prospected with a party in the White River area.
Robert Fisher discovered precious metal and tungsten veins in the Dublin Gulch area in the 1920's.
Bill Forbes discovered the Whale vein with Jack Carpenter in the Mt. Freegold area.
John Folle prospected with Schnabel in the Wheaton area in the early 1900's.
Franklin and Madison co-discovers of Cassiar Bar and Forty Mile discovery in 1886.
Johnny Fraser prospected in the southwestern part of the Yukon.
"Swiftwater" Bill Gates was a prospector and entrepreneur who worked in the Dawson area around 1900.
Thomas Duncan Gillies was the discoverer of gold in Russell Creek in 1892.
Chuck Gibbons prospected in the Whitehorse and White River areas.
prospected throughout the Yukon and particularly in the Freegold area.
was the discoverer of the Wellgreen copper-nickel deposits near Burwash in 1952.
The Gustavsons were discoverers of gold in the Duncan Creek area in 1898.
"Swede" Hansen prospected in the Mayo area and became MLA in the Yukon Territorial Government.
one of the first prospectors in the Yukon and in the White River area in 1873-74 with Hart and others.
participated in the Great Dynasty Stampede of 1965, and prospected at Pelly Banks, Shakwak and Freegold.
Warren Hiatt discovered gold in 1903 on Highet Creek in the Mayo district.
Howard Hess one of the earliest prospectors in the Yukon and co-discoverer of Cassiar Bar in 1886.
David Hodnett discovered lode gold in the Wheaton area in 1906.
Ankar Hoidal prospected in the Yukon, Alaska and NWT.
Axel Hoidal prospected the Firth River area from the 1920's on.
John Holstrom ("Windy John") prospected in the Mayo area.
and Pete Ritco
discovered the Mt. Hundere Mine in 1962.
George Holt first prospector to cross the Chilkoot Pass in 1872.
Robert Hyland staked the first lode claim in the Yukon in 1873.
prospected and made discoveries in Yukon and Northern BC for over 40 years.
Andy Johnson first discoverer of silver in the Stewart area.
Johnny Johns from the Carcross area and prospected in the Wheaton-Primrose Lake area.
Frank Johnson partner of George Carmack in later years.
and Jimmy Kane
prospected in the Dezadeash area.
Tom Kerwin prospected in the Wheaton River area in 1893.
Tom Kirkman was co-discoverer of antimony in the Wheaton River area in 1893.
was co-discoverer of the Cassiar asbestos deposit in 1952.
and Joe Ladue
discovered the Anvil lead-zinc deposits in the Ross River area.
Samuel Lansing was one of the first prospectors in the Yukon and worked the Stewart River area for gold.
Harry Lehman prospected the Dawson area from 1898.
James Lloyd discovered hard rock gold showings in the Klondike at the turn of the century.
Jerry Leverman prospected in the Whitehorse and Dawson areas.
Don and Archie McKinnon discovered gold deposits in conglomerates in the Indian River area in 1910.
"Big" Alex MacDonald was a well known Klondike era prospector.
Courtlandt Mack prospected the Carmacks area and was co-discoverer of the Mack copper deposit.
Walter Malicki was a long time prospector in the Keno Hill area.
Madison and Franklin were early prospectors who in 1886 discovered the Fortymile area.
Jim McFaull was a geologist at Keno Hill who prospected independently for 20 years throughout the Yukon.
Max Martin prospected the Watson Lake district.
discovered the War Eagle deposit and was immortalized by Robert Service.
Skookum Jim Mason was co-discoverer of the Klondike gold fields.
George McDade prospected the Carmacks area and was co-discoverer of the Brown - McDade vein.
John McCormick prospected the Big Salmon area around 1886.
Drury and Taylon McGundy were co-discoverers of the Anvil lead-zinc deposits.
Andy and Wilf McKinnon were unrelated but well known prospectors in the Teslin area.
prospected in the Whitehorse Coper Belt around 1898 and discovered the Copper King orebody.
Hector McNeil was a well known prospector in the Wheaton area about 1900.
was an early prospector who came into the Mayo - Dawson area in 1873.
Sandy McPherson discovered the Silver King extension in 1927 in the Keno area.
Jack McLean discovered silver-lead in the Keno area in 1923.
Jack Meloy was the discoverer of the porphyry copper deposits of the Dawson range.
Ole Medbe prospected the Dawson area from the 1930's onward.
, a Dawson prospector since 1902, was known as "Hardrock Queen of the Klondike".
Hector Morrison discovered the Lucky Queen silver deposit on Keno Hill.
Pete and Charlie Nord prospected in the Mayo area from the 1930's.
Jane Summers Orrell
made gold discoveries in the Green Gulch and Boxcar areas of the Klondike in 1904-1909.
J. Perkins found the first gold veins in the Corwin Valley area of the Wheaton district in 1905.
Jack Pooly co-discoverer of the Venus gold-silver vein on Windy Arm of Tagish Lake at the turn of the century.
Cecil Poli prospected in the Mayo area.
in 1899 found the Pueblo copper deposit in the Whitehorse Copper Belt.
Hector Rail was a well know Whitehorse area prospector during the 1950's to 1970's.
Arnold Rasicot prospected in the Watson Lake area.
William Redford the first discoverer of gold in the Klondike on Quartz Creek in 1894.
Bob Reddick prospected in the Whitehorse area from 1910 onwards.
Tony Riba prospected throughout the Yukon during the 1960's.
prospected throughout the Yukon and NWT, making several significant tungsten discoveries.
Thomas Rickman was co-discoverer of antimony in the Wheaton Valley.
Louis Roal discovered lead-zinc showings north of Dawson in the 1920's.
Oliver Rose prospected extensively in the Quiet Lake area in the early 1900's.
Ole Rolleag prospected in the Ross River area.
Jens Rude prospected in the Dawson Range district circa 1915 and discovered gold.
Mark Russell was an early prospector in the Teslin and White River areas in th 1890's.
John Sayyea was an early prospector who discovered gold in the Liard area and started a rush from the Cassiar camp.
Ole Sether discovered and mined a gold vein near Ethel Lake.
William F. Schnabel prospected in the Wheaton River area in 1897.
Charles Settlemeir prospected in the Mayo area and found silver in 1923.
Jack Shields prospected in the Rancheria area.
Percy Sharpe prospected the Livingston - Teslin area from the 1920's onward.
Clem Sinyard prospected the Mayo area from 1910 onward.
George Skookum was a Carmacks area prospector.
Joe Slaggart prospected for copper deposits in the White River area in 1906.
Joseph Smith prospected in the Kluane area after the turn of the century and helped discover gold on Burwash Creek.
Billy Smith prospected in the Teslin and Liard Districts in the 1920's and later.
Park Southwick prospected in the White River - Beaver Creek area.
George Stevens prospected the Wheaton area and found lode gold in 1905.
Jack Stewart was co-discoverer of the Venus gold-silver vein on Windy Arm of Tagish Lake around 1900.
Dr. L.S. Sugden prospected and found gold in the Bullion Creek area in 1905.
Ray Stewart prospected in the Mayo area in the 1920's.
Dell Van Gorder prospected in the Pelly River area in the early 1900's.
Dutch Van Tassell
discovered the Minto copper deposit near Pelly and the Husky Mine in Elsa.
was a well known prospector who ranged all of the Yukon.
Bill Vass prospected the Dezadeash area with his partner McCauley in the 1930's.
Tony Worbetts prospected the Dezadeash, Ross River and Whitehorse areas.
Clyde Wann was prospector and entrepreneur from the 1930's onward.
Harry Waugh prospected the Dawson area around 1896 and later on Herschel Island. He discovered gold on the Indian River.
"Old Man" Charles Wilson prospected in the head of the Hess River looking for the lost McHenry mine before 1930.
Frank Williams prospected the Duncan Creek area after 1898.
Ed Balon and Mike Hamilton discovered the Goz Creek, Logtung and Midway deposits.
The Prospectors' Hall of Fame
pays tribute to prospectors who struggled against seemingly impossible odds, suffered undue hardship,
and incurred incredible risk in their search for minerals in the Yukon. This special group of individuals, though relatively small
in numbers, has contributed tremendously to the Yukon.
The Prospectors' Honour Roll
recognizes the efforts of individuals, companies,
and organizations, who have helped prospectors, had faith in prospectors, and shared their visions along the way.
Statue at the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue in Whitehorse commemorates the efforts and legacy of these individuals and organizations.
It was designed by Bruce Patnode and Chuck Buchanan, sculpted by Chuck Buchanan, and erected in 1992.
Canadian Department of Mines
Northern Commercial Company
North West Mounted Police
Yukon Consolidated Gold Company