2017/2018 Yukon Mining Directory

We are excited to release the BRAND NEW 2017/2018 Yukon Mining Directory. Full of highlights from the past years events, as well including a feature about the Center for Northern Innovation in Mining, a look at modern mining safety practices, an inspiring interview with our industry’s brightest star Sue Craig, and much much more… If you would like a copy of the directory, they will be made available at the Yukon Chamber of Mines office or can be mailed to you by contacting

Mineral Exploration BMP Handbook

Best Management Practices (BMP) refer to a range of guidelines and recommendations – in the case of the mining industry – designed to reduce the potential impact of mining and exploration activities on the environment. On October 28, 2010, the Yukon Chamber of Mines launched its Yukon Mineral and Coal Exploration Best Management Practices and Regulatory Guide to equip its members with a range of planning tools and practices that pertain specifically to the regulatory and environmental conditions of the Yukon mining industry.

First Nations Engagement Guidebook

This collaborative Yukon-specific guide was developed by Tr’ondek Hwech’in, the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun and the Yukon Chamber of Mines to help mining, exploration and development companies doing business in the territory establish sound and respectful working relationships with Yukon First Nations and communities when undertaking mineral exploration or development projects or activities.

Levelling the Playing Field

Four industry associations, including the Yukon Chamber of Mines, came together to conduct research to better understand the cost differential faced by exploration and mining companies operating in the territories. Based on this research, they have put forward a range of ideas on how federal fiscal policy can help to unlock the mineral potential of the North, including an enhanced mineral exploration tax credit for remote projects and the establishment of a northern infrastructure investment bank.

BMP for Fossils at Placer Mines

Best Management Practices for Fossils at Placer Mines.

Placer Mining Guidebook

This guide is intended to provide users with up-to-date information about best management practices for heritage resources the Yukon Landscape but these guidelines should not be considered as comprehensive. There are both known and unknown sources of data which have not yet been incorporated and topics which have not yet been treated or addressed. These topics and data will be incorporated and new versions of the documents uploaded as time and resources permit. By their very nature many specific BMPs soon become obsolete as “better” BMPs become available but the concept and the identified objectives behind the examples remain valid.

Useful Links

Employment, Training, and Education

Northern Safety Network Yukon (NSNY)
A wide variety of safety courses and related training, including COR certification courses.

Yukon College: School of Mining & Technology
Programs include “Intro to Mining Operations” and “Exploration Field Assistant”.

Employment Central
“Job search headquarters,” with a dedicated mining job board and career planning help.

An online Yukon employment resource for employers and job seekers.

Reference and Regulatory Information

Mining Land Use Regulations
Quartz & Placer Mining Land use Regulations, application forms, & info on obtaining permits and existing approvals.

Government of Yukon, Minerals Resources Branch
Regulates exploration and mining activity and encourages its development. Website includes such as maps, data, and statistics, as well as links to other useful resources.

Yukon Mining Recorder Staking guidelines, claim maps, and assistance & info on ground open for staking.
Yukon EMR Library
Mining & exploration library with a catalogue of maps, journals, books, assessment reports, and other resources.