The Minerals Resources branch regulates exploration and mining activity and encourages its development.
Responsible mining practices recognized by Yukon government
The winners of the Robert E. Leckie awards were announced November 18, at the 41st Annual Geoscience Forum banquet.
Ben Warnsby and Alex Seely were awarded the 2013 Leckie Award for outstanding and responsible practices in placer mining.
Regent Ventures Ltd. won the 2013 Leckie Award for outstanding and responsible practices in quartz mining.
Proposed amendments to the Quartz Mining Act and the Placer Mining Act
The Yukon government is proposing to amend the regulatory regime affecting small-scale (Class 1) mineral exploration activities. Public consultation on draft amendments ran until July 31, 2013. The Yukon government thanks those who provided input during the consultation period. Visit the link below to read the consultation documents including the post-consultation report.
Plan Requirement Guidance for Quartz Projects - This new document outlines all the environmental and operational plans that are required for a Quartz Mining License and provides detailed guidance on the required content of these plans.
Reclamation and Closure Planning for Quartz Mining Projects - This new document provides guidance on the development of a comprehensive closure plan, and how the determination of appropriate financial security for a mine site.