Great Bear Lake


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Great Bear Lake,

largest lake of Canada and fourth largest of North America, c.12,275 sq mi (31,800 sq km), c.190 mi (310 km) long and from 25 to 110 mi (40–177 km) wide, Northwest Territories, on the edge of the Canadian Shield. It is drained to the W by the Great Bear River (c.100 mi/160 km long), which flows into the Mackenzie River. Even though it is one of North America's deepest (1,356 ft/413 m) lakes, its waters are open only about four months each year. The lake was explored (c.1800) by traders of the North West Company, and a trading post was later established there. Déline (formerly Fort Franklin), on the southwest shore, was built by Sir John FranklinFranklin, Sir John,
1786–1847, British explorer in N Canada whose disappearance caused a widespread search of the Arctic. Entering the navy in 1801, he fought in the battle of Trafalgar.
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, a British explorer, in 1825. Discoveries of rich radium ores, which are now exhausted, on the eastern side of the lake in 1930 caused much mining activity in the years immediately following; the Eldorado Mines, at Port Radium, were located there.

Great Bear Lake

a lake in NW Canada, in the Northwest Territories: the largest freshwater lake entirely in Canada; drained by the Great Bear River, which flows to the Mackenzie River. Area: 31 792 sq. km (12 275 sq. miles)
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The Great Bear River monitoring site is unique among the monitoring sites examined in this study because it is only 3 km downstream from an extremely large lake: Great Bear Lake (area of ~31 000 [km.
During a perceived crisis event, reflexive and rational strategizing occurs in an attempt to alter the field, in this case the bureaucratic governance structures that control how natural and cultural resources are utilized in the management of Great Bear Lake in the NWT of Canada.
The world record for a lake trout caught using a rod and line was taken from Great Bear Lake.
There was a specimen of Ontario gold, some gemmy grossulars and a fine rare silver from Great Bear Lake.
1] A 1946 stamp shows a photograph of Great Bear Lake, NWT, where pitchblende was discovered by Gilbert A.
Browning's original "interludes" appear between each chapter and trace his own fishing experiences, beginning with his first lure and days spent with his father on Great Bear Lake, and concluding with Browning's introduction to fly fishing and time spent with the author's young daughters on the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Dene presented the ministers with They Never Told Us These Things, a 106-page document that is a record and an analysis of the "deadly and continuing impacts of radium and uranium mining" on the people who live on the shores of Great Bear Lake in the western North-west Territories.
The next day, after the weather cleared, they flew east to Cameron Bay (Port Radium) on the eastern end of Great Bear Lake, arriving in the evening.
The rocks Butterfield studied come from flat-lying deposits near Great Bear Lake that escaped the tremendous heat and pressures generated when mountains form.
The arsenides, while not intergrown with uranium-bearing phases at Anna Lake, have been reported from uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin and Great Bear Lake districts.
In addition to these major tributaries, the Mackenzie is fed by lesser rivers of the Canadian Shield, the Interior Plains, and the subarctic mountains in the northwest, as well as by Great Bear Lake outflow in the northeast.
On a trip to Great Bear Lake in early July, we covered the cabin windows because so much sunlight was streaming into our room at 2 a.