Energy, Mines and Resources

Minerals

Wolverine

Wolverine

General Information

The Wolverine mine, owned by Yukon Zinc Corporation , is located in the Finlayson district of the southeast Yukon, approximately halfway between the communities of Watson Lake and Ross River. The Wolverine Project is an underground mine which produces 1,700 tonnes per day. Ore is processed in a conventional flotation mill, producing lead, zinc and copper concentrates. Concentrates is trucked to tidewater at Stewart, British Columbia.

The mine facilities include an airstrip, 25 km access road to the Robert Campbell Highway, underground mine, tailings impoundment facility, temporary waste rock storage area, process mill, a camp facility and ancillary buildings and equipment. Power is provided by on-site diesel generators.

The Quartz Mining License was issued on December 5, 2006, which involved comprehensive consultation with the Kaska Dena Council.

The mine is currently in a state of temporary closure due to unfavorable market conditions.

A Type "A" Water Use Licence for this project has been issue by the Yukon Water Board .

Currently Under Review

Submission Date

 

 

 Wolverine Mine Reclamation and Closure Plan - Version 2016-07  26.43 MB  December 2016
   

 

1. Approved License

1.1. Approval Date
1.1.1 QML-0006 PDF Image 1221.53 KB December 2006
1.1.2 Schedule A - Claims Covering the Mine and Mine Facilities PDF Image 26.41 KB December 2006
1.1.3 Schedule B - Claims Covering the Access Road PDF Image 43.45 KB December 2006
1.1.4 Schedule C - Plan Approved by the Chief PDF Image 135.93 KB June 2016
1.1.5 Schedule D - Terrestrial Performance Standards PDF Image 387.80 KB December 2006
 
1.2. Amendment Approval Date
1.2.1 Amendment to Section 15.4 of QML-0006 - Milling Rate PDF Image 1322.73 KB January 2011
 
 
1.3. Correspondence Date
1.3.1 Temporary Closure Requirement PDF Image 30.38 KB January 2015
1.3.2 Environmental Risk Assessment PDF Image 271.34 KB February 2015
1.3.3 Temporary Closure Plan PDF Image 613.02 KB February 2015
1.3.4 Reclamation and Closure Plan Update PDF Image 78.96 KB May 2015
1.3.5 Disposal of Specified Reagents PDF Image 675.61 KB May 2015
1.3.6 Update to Reclamation and Closure Plan 2015-06 PDF Image 72.82 KB June 2016
 

2. Development & Operational Plans

2.1. Mine Development and Operational Plans
2.1.1. Plans Submission Date
a) Mine Development and Operation Plan PDF Image 3044.42 KB July 2010
b) General Site Plan - Version 2011-05 PDF Image 8970.63 KB August 2011
c) Addendum to General Site - Version 2011-05 - Operations Phase Waste Rock PDF Image 681.32 KB October 2011
d) Addendum to General Site Plan V2011-05 PDF Image 749.48 KB May 2016
 
2.1.2. Approvals Approval Date
a) Approval of Mine Development and Operation Plan - Version 2010-02 PDF Image 1189.89 KB August 2010
b) Approval of General Site Plan - Version 2011-05 PDF Image 1208.93 KB September 2011
c) Approval of Addendum to General Site Plan - Version 2011-05 - Operations Phase Waste Rock PDF Image 37.47 KB October 2011
d) Approval of Addendum to General Site Plan V2011-05 PDF Image 91.09 KB June 2016
 
 
2.2 Mill Construction and Operation
2.2.1. Plans Submission Date
a) Mill Operating Plan - Version 2010-02 PDF Image 28126.10 KB May 2010
 
2.2.2. Approvals Approval Date
a) Approval of Mill Operating Plan - Version 2010-02 PDF Image 3686.78 KB June 2010
 
2.3 Waste Rock Storage Facilities
2.3.1. Plans Submission Date
 
2.3.2. Approvals Approval Date
 
2.4 Tailings Storage Facilities
2.4.1. Plans Submission Date
a) Tailings and Infrastructure Design and Construction Plan - Version 2009-02 PDF Image 22559.86 KB March 2009
b) Tailings Facility Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual - Version 2010-01 PDF Image 5690.51 KB July 2010
c) Ground Control Management PDF Image 17852.99 KB March 2011
d) Addendum of Tailings and Infrastructure Design - Version 2009-02 - Stage 2 Dam Construction PDF Image 7082.05 KB March 2012
 
2.4.2. Approvals Approval Date
a) Tailings and Infrastructure Design Plan - Version 2009-02 PDF Image 1325.08 KB March 2009
b) Tailings Facility Operation Maintenance and Surveillance Manual - Version 2010-01 PDF Image 1050.92 KB August 2010
c) Addendum of Tailings and Infrastructure Design Plan - Version 2009-02 Dam PDF Image 57.32 KB April 2012
d) Addendum of Tailings and Infrastructure Design Plan - Version 2009-02 PDF Image 672.36 KB August 2012
 
2.5 Road Construction
2.5.1. Plans Submission Date
 
2.5.2. Approvals Approval Date
 
2.6 Emergency Response & Health and Safety
2.6.1. Plans Submission Date
 
2.6.2. Approvals Approval Date
 

3. Environmental Protection Plans and Reports

3.1 Monitoring and Surveillance Plan  
3.1.1. Plan Submission Date
a) Monitoring and Surveillance Plan - Version 2011-03 PDF Image 14622.22 KB October 2011
b) Revision to Monitoring and Surveillance Plan - Version 2011-03 Section 8.3 PDF Image 144.93 KB April 2012
 
3.1.2. Approval Approval Date
a) Approval of Monitoring and Surveillance Plan - Version 2011-03 PDF Image 48.14 KB November 2011
b) Approval of Revision to Monitoring and Surveillance Plan - Version 2011-03 PDF Image 63.33 KB May 2012
 
3.2 Environmental Protection and Management  
3.2.1. Plans Submission Date
a) Heritage Resources Protection Plan - Version 2007-01 PDF Image 899.56 KB November 2007
b) Waste Management Plan - Version 2010-03 PDF Image 4839.14 KB February 2011
c) Spill Contingency Plan - Version 2010-03 PDF Image 1556.16 KB March 2011
d) Wildlife Protection Plan - Version 2009-01 PDF Image 6470.75 KB April 2009
 
3.2.2. Approvals Approval Date
a) Approval of Heritage Resource Protection Plan - Version 2007-01 PDF Image 622.32 KB December 2007
b) Approval of Wildlife Protection Plan - Version 2009-01 PDF Image 485.22 KB May 2009
c) Approval of Waste Management and Spill Contingency Plan - Version 2010-03 PDF Image 981.23 KB March 2011
3.3 Reporting  
  Reports Submission Date
3.3.1 2010 Annual Monitoring and Surveillance Report PDF Image 9302.08 KB March 2011
3.3.2 2010 Annual Wildlife Protection Monitoring Report PDF Image 3625.31 KB March 2011
3.3.3 2011 Annual Monitoring and Surveillance Report PDF Image 8931.83 KB March 2012
3.3.5 2012 Annual Monitoring and Surveillance Report PDF Image 41531.588 KB March 2013
3.3.4 2011 Annual Wildlife Protection Monitoring Report PDF Image 9722.76 KB March 2012
3.3.6 2012 Annual Wildlife Protection Monitoring Report PDF Image 5109.41 KB March 2013
3.3.7 2013 Annual Monitoring and Surveillance Report PDF Image 38013 KB March 2014
3.3.8 2013 Annual Wildlife Protection Monitoring Report PDF Image 4670.51 KB March 2014
3.3.9 2014 Annual Monitoring and Surveillance Report PDF Image 30299.0 KB March 2015
3.3.10 2014 Annual Wildlife Protection Monitoring Report PDF Image 8443.45 KB April 2015
 

4. Reclamation & Closure Plans

4.1 Plans Submission Date
4.1.1 Reclamation and Closure Plan - Version 2015-06 PDF Image 9764.77 KB July 2015
4.2 Approval Approval Date
4.2.1 Approval of Reclamation and Closure Plan - Version 2015-06 PDF Image 239.03 KB December 2015
 

5. Financial Security

    Date
5.1.1 Approval of Reclamation and Closure Plan and Determination of Financial Security PDF Image 676.84 KB March 2013
5.1.2 Correction to Approval of Reclamation and Closure Plan and Determination of Financial Security PDF Image 529.36 KB June 2013
5.1.3 Financial Security Payment Schedule PDF Image 91.41 KB March 2014

6. Annual Reporting

6.1. Annual Reports Submission Date
6.1.1 2010 Annual Report PDF Image 30617.600 KB March 2011
6.1.2 2011 Annual Report PDF Image 29154.872 KB March 2012
6.1.3 2012 Annual Report PDF Image 6046.96 KB March 2013
6.1.4 2013 Annual Report PDF Image 6337.15 KB March 2014
6.1.5 2014 Annual Report PDF Image 16623.41 KB March 2015
6.1.6 2015 Annual Report PDF Image 105355 KB February 2016
6.1.7 2016 Annual Report PDF Image 30673.305 KB February 2017
6.2. Annual Inspection Reports  
6.2.1 a) 2010 Annual Physical Inspection - Tailings Facility PDF Image 1565.65 KB August 2010
6.2.1 b) 2010 Annual Physical Inspection - Underground PDF Image 223.30 KB January 2011
6.2.1 c) 2010 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 3285.79 KB August 2010
6.2.2 a) 2011 Annual Physical Inspection - Tailing Facility PDF Image 4493.46 KB September 2011
6.2.2 b) 2011 Annual Physical Inspection - Underground PDF Image 555.74 KB July 2011
6.2.2 c) 2011 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 3671.56 KB September 2011
6.2.3 a) 2012 Annual Physical Inspection - Underground PDF Image 323.13 KB July 2012
6.2.3 b) 2012 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 2001.89 KB August 2012
6.2.4 a) 2013 Annual Physical Inspection - Tailings PDF Image 3858.83 KB August 2013
6.2.4 b) 2013 Annual Physical Inspection - Underground PDF Image 12026.20 KB August 2013
6.2.4 c) 2013 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 3371.90 KB August 2013
6.2.5 a) 2014 Annual Physical Inspection - Tailings PDF Image 4625.10 KB August 2014
6.2.5 b) 2014 Annual Physical Inspection - Underground PDF Image 5820.61 KB August 2014
6.2.5 c) 2014 Annual Physical Inspection - On-site Earth Structures PDF Image 5151.00 KB August 2014
6.2.6 2015 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 46619.807 KB August 2015
6.2.7 2016 Annual Physical Inspection - Tailings Facility and On-site Earth Structures PDF Image 16237.61 KB December 2016
6.2.8 2017 Dam Safety Review PDF Image 20679.07 KB August 2017
6.2.9 2017 Annual Physical Inspection - On-Site Earth Structures PDF Image 5972.02 KB August 2017

7. Technical Committee

8. Socio-economic

    Date