Skookum Jim, whose discovery led to the Klondike gold rush, gets a namesake asteroid

A legendary Yukoner received a posthumous honour that’s out of this world.Skookum Jim, also known as Jim Mason, discovered gold in the Bonanza Creek in 1897, leading to the Klondike gold rush. When he died in 1916, he put the fortune he made into a trust to help improve the lives of Indigenous people in the Yukon.