Michael Gates wins Axiom Award for Dublin Gulch

Michael Gates wins Axiom Award for Dublin Gulch

Yukon author and historian Michael Gates has won a silver medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of corporate history for his 2020 release Dublin Gulch: A History of the Eagle Gold Mine.

The winners of the 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards were chosen from nearly 500 entries from authors and publishers located in North America and overseas who published outstanding English-language business books in the past year. These prestigious and competitive prizes are presented in 23 categories to recognize new and innovative works being published in the business book genre.

Dublin Gulch tells the engaging story of the generations of miners and prospectors who dreamed of finding gold in the tiny tributary located in the Yukon wilderness, and finally, of the company that did ⎼ Victoria Gold Corp. With insight into both the natural and human forces at play, Gates illuminates the important history of a profoundly significant industry in the Yukon, and in doing so, illuminates the landscape of the North with verve, detail and affection.

“We are thrilled that Dublin Gulch: A History of the Eagle Gold Mine, in which Michael Gates expertly chronicles the contributions of the many determined characters behind bringing the largest gold mine ever in Canada’s northern Yukon territory into reality, has won this prestigious recognition by Axiom Awards,” stated John McConnell, President and CEO, Victoria Gold Corp. “I’d also like to thank Harbour Publishing for their patience with us and for their skill in presenting the story.”

“It was a great experience telling the story of Victoria Gold, ‘The Little Company that Could,’” added Gates. “I would also like to acknowledge the support and encouragement of Victoria Gold, and the professional expertise of Harbour Publishing to make this book a winner.”