Energy, Mines and Resources

Minerals

Publications


Reports

Yukon Exploration and Geology Overview 2016
Find out the latest in Yukon exploration and geology through this publication produced by the Yukon Geological Survey branch.

 

 

Yukon Placer Mining Industry 2010-2014  
The Yukon Geological Survey branch of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources produced this placer mining industry report for the years 2010-2014.

 

 

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.

 


Guides

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).

 

 

Quartz Mining Act - Guidelines for Claim Staking 
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.

 

 

Quartz Mining License Application Guide  
The Quartz Mining License Application Guide is for individuals or companies seeking to develop a quartz (hard rock) mine within 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..


 


Other publications

About the Mineral Resources Branch 
A summary of the various roles and responsibilities of the Mineral Resources branch.


 

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.

 

 


Links

  • 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
    Access annual reports prepared by the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board. This board was established to advise the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources on mineral development matters.