Great Slave Lake

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Great Slave Lake Second-largest lake in Canada, w Northwest Territories; the deepest lake in North America. It is named after the Slave tribe of Native Americans. The first European discovery was in 1771. Gold is mined on its n shore. It is drained by the Mackenzie River. Area: c.28,400sq km (10,980sq mi). Max. depth: 615m (2015ft).