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Coppermine,

river, 525 mi (845 km) long, rising in Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada, and winding northwest to enter the Arctic Ocean at Coronation Gulf in Nunavut Territory. Kugluktuk, formerly Coppermine, a trading post, is at its mouth.

Coppermine

 

a river in northern Canada. Length, approximately 840 km.

The Coppermine rises in Lake de Gras, flows north through tundra, and falls into Coronation Gulf of the Arctic Ocean. The channel forms a number of broad lakelike areas (Point Lake), rapids, and waterfalls. The Coppermine is fed primarily by snow; floods occur in spring and summer, and the river is covered with ice for six months of the year. The settlement of Coppermine is located at the mouth.

Coppermine

Intel's code name for Pentium III CPU chips that are the first to use the .18 micron (from .25 micron) manufacturing process. Coppermine chips are not copper chips. Coppermine chips were introduced in late 1999.
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Hearne's account of the Bloody Falls massacre was allowed to survive as a whole, but its continued persistence in the Quablunaat world is artfully compared by Cameron to the Inuit and Dene views of Hearne's foray to the mouth of the Coppermine and the Bloody Falls massacre.
In 1907, breeding was noted during the Alexander Expedition within Glacier Bay at the Beardslee Group, Coppermine Cove, and South Marble Island (Grinnell and others 1909).
In 1994, I accepted a job as a teacher education instructor in a community-based program in Coppermine, Northwest Territories (now Kugluktuk, Nunavut), offered by Nunavut Arctic College and accredited through McGill University.
He travelled a long and difficult journey from Fort Prince of Wales (near present-day Churchill, Manitoba, on Hudson Bay) to the mouth of the Coppermine River, establishing that there was no Northwest Passage at lower latitudes.
Recruited by Getty Oil straight out of the University of Toronto, armed with a geography degree, Strapp missed graduation because he was performing geophysics work in the Northwest Territories on the Coppermine River.
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Two exceptional musk oxen were taken by Jim Shockey in 2006 near the Coppermine River in Nunavut, Canada.
For instance, in Fraser's exhaustive and sometimes exhausting account of a long-ago canoe trip she, a then healthy Dave and two other paddlers took along the Coppermine River in the Canadian Arctic, we get dictionary definitions of geographical features, snippets of history from earlier expeditions and even a camping-equipment-catalogue-style description of "a small Eureka expedition tent with a tension-sprung dome and a porch, side pockets, a little window in the roof, and a net bag that hung down between us to hold precious things.
I'll bet you Coppermine against Ned's secret, one heat of one mile.
40pm when the blue BMW left the road near to The Coppermine pub.
40pm when the blue BMW careered off the road near the Coppermine pub.
Of these, the most well-documented is by Samuel Hearne (1958:128-129) during his famous trek from the Hudson Bay post to the Coppermine River and back.