Klondike Gold Rush
Thousands of hopeful prospectors lined up on the Chilcoot Pass in northwestern Canada to reach the lucrative gold fields of the Klondike region.
Photograph by B.L. Singley, courtesy Library of Congress
in large amounts.
ability to use.
a slope of land adjoining a body of water, or a large elevated area of the sea floor.
to sincerely assert.
to learn or understand something for the first time.
valuable chemical element with the symbol Au.
geographic area where gold is mined.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
person who moves to a new country or region.
profitable or money-making.
to extract minerals from the Earth.
landmass that forms as tectonic plates interact with each other.
gap or break in rugged terrain, such as a mountain ridge.
permanently frozen layer of the Earth's surface.
person who searches or mines land for precious metals.
areas of fast-flowing water in a river or stream that is making a slight descent.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
having an irregular or jagged surface.
body of flowing water.
unit of weight that equals 2,000 pounds.
journey, especially across difficult terrain.
(3,187 kilometers/1,980 miles) river in western Canada and the U.S. state of Alaska, draining into the Bering Sea.