Energy, Mines and Resources




Case Study of Brewery Creek, March 2011
This case study reviews the engineering, environmental, and regulatory issues associated with heap leaching in northern climates, using the Brewery Creek Mine, the first open pit heap leach gold mine in the Yukon, for reference.



Economic Study of the Yukon Placer Authorization Review 2002 
This report is the result of research to determine the economic impact of placer mining on the economy, the impact of gold prices and fuel costs on mines, and aspects of mining associated with the Yukon Placer Authorization.



Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR) Assessment – Regulatory Guide  
A guide to explain how EMR’s regulatory regime works with the assessment process under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).



Guidelines for Quartz Claim Staking in Yukon 
Please use the following document as a guide when staking and recording quartz claims in Yukon.



Guidelines for Placer Claim Staking in Yukon
Please use the following document as a guide when staking and recording placer claims in Yukon.



Prospecting Lease Guidelines 
Please use the following document as a guide when staking and recording prospecting lease in Yukon.



Plan Requirement Guidance for Quartz Mining Projects
This guide provides overall guidance about expected contents of environmental and operational plans.



Reclamation and Closure Planning for Quartz Mining Projects - Plan requirements and closure costing guidance 
This guide provides direction about the types and levels of detail of information that should be included in RCPs to demonstrate that the proposed methods will achieve the desired performance outcomes.


Class 1 Notification Online Submission Guidelines Class 1 Notification Online Submission Guidelines - April 2019 
This guideline provides a summary of the requirements for notification for Class 1 quartz exploration programs, Class 1 placer operations and Class 1 work on placer prospecting leases.



Other publications

Modern Day Placer Mining in the Yukon  
This publication comprises a series of articles originally Published in the Yukon News between February and September 2004. All articles written by Elaine Schiman.



Recreational Gold PanningRecreational Gold Panning
General information on recreational gold panning in Yukon.




  • Energy, Mines and Resources Library
    Find mining, geology and energy reports, maps, aerial photographs, journals and periodicals at the Yukon's largest resource library.
  • Yukon Geological Survey: Recent Publications
    View the latest brochures, databases, Mining and Petroleum Environment Research Group reports, open files and posters produced by the Yukon Geological Survey.
  • Yukon Minerals Advisory Board
    This board was established to advise the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on mineral development matters. You can access the last 3 annual reports on the board's page.