Energy, Mines and Resources


Class 1 Notification Button

The Minerals Resources branch regulates exploration and mining activity and encourages its development.

Placer Mining Act - Guidelines for Claim Staking.

This brochure provides you with an overview of how to stake a claim and what requirements you must follow. 

The Government of Yukon has issued a temporary withdrawal from mineral staking for all lands in the Peel Watershed Region, effective January 8, 2015.

January 8, 2015 - The temporary staking withdrawal will apply to subsurface mineral staking administered under the Quartz Mining Act and Placer Mining Act until December 31, 2015. However, work on existing mineral claims is allowed.

The Yukon government recognizes excellence in mining practices

November 18, 2014 - The winners of the 2014 Robert E. Leckie awards were announced at the 42nd Annual Geoscience Forum & Trade Show banquet.

This year’s recipients were GroundTruth Exploration Inc., Sä Dena Hes Operating Corporation and Fell-Hawk Placers.

New Chair Appointed to Yukon Minerals Advisory Board

July 4, 2014 - Mark Ayranto has been appointed as the new chair of the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board for a two-year term. Mr. Ayranto brings many years of project development and hands-on Yukon mining experience to the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board. He is Vice President – Yukon for Victoria Gold Corporation.

Yukon government designates new areas requiring Class 1 notification

June 19, 2014 - The Government of Yukon has approved the designation of several new areas that will require notification for Class 1 (low level) mineral exploration activities.

Multi-party agreement reached on Dome Road solution

June 18, 2014 - The Yukon government, City of Dawson and owners of the Slinky mine have negotiated a multi-party agreement which will see a number of initiatives move forward.

Road Relocation and Future Lots
Public Meeting
June 25
6 to 8 p.m.
Downtown Hotel, Dawson City