Energy, Mines and Resources


2011 Leckie Recipients

Placer Mining: Mr. Robert Young

Moose Creek

Robert and Carola Young placer mine at Moose Creek in the Fortymile area. They consistently operate above and beyond what is expected in the steep valley. Mr. Young has stabilized the access road on and to his property, increasing safety and decreasing sediment loads to water and eliminating fords. He has created a stable creek channel built to very high standards that is aesthetically pleasing. Previous disturbances from other operators were also reclaimed. 

Congratulations to Robert Young for his exemplary practices!

Quartz Mining: Yukon Zinc Corp.

Yukon Zinc is the 2011 Leckie Award winner for leadership in applying innovative practices and technologies that will greatly benefit all in the exploration and mining field. The company is testing passive and biochemical water treatment systems at the Wolverine mine site. Waste is recycled for heat production, reducing diesel consumption, thereby diminishing the environmental footprint. A sewage treatment plant has been installed which is more cost effective and has a lower impact on the environment than conventional septic systems; this technology could have a broad application throughout the Yukon. The company has excelled in social responsibility through supporting traditional ceremonies, training initiatives, and recreation and cultural exchange events.

Congratulations to Yukon Zinc!