Asteroid (10112) Skookumjim

Keish James Mason (c.1855-1916), known as "Skookum Jim," was a Tagish adventurer and prospector in Canada's Yukon Territory who shared the discovery claim that initiated the Klondike Gold Rush. A trust fund he established helped provide medical care for aboriginals in the Yukon, and his house in Carcross is an interpretative centre today for Yukon culture.

Reference: WGSBN Bulletin Volume 2, Number 5, 2022-04-11

 

Author: 
peter@jedicke.ca
Name: 
Skookumjim
Number: 
10112
Designation: 
1992 OP1
Disc. Date: 
1992-07-31
Discoverer: 
H. E. Holt
Disc. Place: 
Palomar