Item: Townsite Avalanche Protection at Tungsten, NWT
Title: Townsite Avalanche Protection at Tungsten, NWT
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1992 International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
- Chris Stethem [ P.O. Box 1507, Canmore, AB, Canada, TOL OMO ]
Abstract: The mining town of Tungsten, North West Territories, is located at 62 degrees north latitude, on the YUkon - N.W.T border. The remote Selwyn Mountains, which form the border of the Yukon and N.W.T., are home to only a few trappers and miners. The town was developed in 1965, to mine the rich tungsten deposits on the west side of the Flat River valley. A snow safety programme due to expansion of the into avalanche terrain, avalanches had run into was implemented at Tungsten in 1981, townsite up the mountain slopes, In the prior 15 years, two what was then the outskirts of town.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: runout zone, starting zone, protection, safety, terrain
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