The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership and since its creation almost 80 years ago, has worked to serve its valued members and advance the interests of all those involved in the Yukon mining industry. Membership has burgeoned over the years from a dozen founding members in 1943 to more than 400 today. This strong and diverse group includes exploration, mining and service and supply companies, contractors and individuals that have a direct or indirect interest in the mining industry.
The Yukon Chamber of Mines is proud of the investment Yukon’s exploration and development has had into our territory. Exploration expenditures for 2022 were $125,000,000, with development expenditures topping $104,000,000. In the Dawson planning region alone, a total of $656,000,000 and $147,000,000 have been spent on exploration and development, respectively. These expenditures from Yukon’s mining industry are a responsible and sustainable contributor to Yukon’s communities and economy.
Significant discoveries and newly-opened mines and a commitment to responsibility place the Yukon at the forefront of the mining industry. As the trusted voice of mining, the Yukon Chamber of Mines thrives on the government, community, First Nation and individual partnerships it forges to help facilitate an environment of responsible development – one in which its members can continue to contribute and prosper.
Photography by: Cathie Archbould