Energy, Mines and Resources

Assessment and Abandoned Mines

The Faro pit at the abandoned Faro mine.

The Assessment and Abandoned Mines Branch leads efforts to address environmental issues at Yukon’s abandoned mines. This includes managing ongoing site operations (known as care and maintenance) and developing / implementing a long-term remediation plan for the general protection of human health and the environment.

For more information on the abandoned mines and their remediation processes, please view the pages associated with one of the specific abandoned sites under our care.

Latest News

Warning: Access to the Abandoned Clinton Creek Mine Site Prohibited
May 2013
- The Government of Yukon would like to advise you that the abandoned Clinton Creek mine site is currently unstable and dangerous. In the interest of helping keep people safe, access is prohibited at the abandoned mine site, as there is a risk of serious injury or death.

Please note that the restricted access only applies to the abandoned Clinton Creek mine site.

Should the status of the abandoned Clinton Creek mine site change, the Government of Yukon will provide all notified agencies with updated information. Should you have any concerns, please contact our Assessment and Abandoned Mines office at (867) 667-3208 or by e-mail at We thank you for your cooperation.

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Room 2C
Royal Bank Centre
4114 4 Ave. Whitehorse, Yukon

Phone: 867.456.6147
Toll-free in the Yukon: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 6147
Fax: 867.456.6780