COVID-19 Information for Yukon Miners

The current COVID-19 pandemic crisis is affecting all industries both nationwide and internationally and Yukon's Mining Industry is no different. Over the past few weeks we have seen the various levels of government rapidly developing new policies and regulations for different industries as they attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. These new policies have had great impacts on the day to day business that goes on across these industries, which is why the Yukon Chamber of Mines is committed to passing on all relevant information and best practices to help keep our membership safe. Please review the resources linked below, and keep an eye out for more information coming soon.

Yukon Government Plans for Reopening Yukon

COVID-19 Resources for Yukon Miners

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YCM Basic Prospecting Course 2019 - Registration Live!

Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm from April 10th-May 29th

The Yukon Chamber of Mines is pleased to announce that our intro to Geology and Prospecting Course is back, and we presently accepting Registrations!

The Intro to Prospecting course is 40 hours of engaging lectures in which you will develop a fundamental knowledge of basic-intermediate geology and the fundamentals of prospecting, from a seasoned Yukon Geologist with over 30 years of prospecting experience. From mineral identification to how to stake a claim, the Basic Prospecting course will teach you what you need to know!

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Kate Carmack joins the Klondike Discoverers in the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Whitehorse, YT, January 10, 2019 —

Kate Carmack has taken her place with the Klondike Discoverers: Skookum Jim Mason, Dawson Charlie, George Carmack and Robert Henderson - in the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

This week Zena McLean, a descendent of Kate Carmack, travelled to Toronto to accept the honour on her behalf. She was joined by Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and Elder Councillor Jessie Dawson, Yukon government Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai, AFN Regional Chief Kluane Adamek, members of Youth of Today Society as well as Yukon Chamber of Mines Past President Sue Craig and Executive Director Samson Hartland.

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2018/2019 Yukon Mining & Exploration Directory

We are excited to release the BRAND NEW 2018/2019 Yukon Mining Directory. Full of highlights from the past years events, as well including a feature about a graduate of the Center for Northern Innovation in Mining, a look at the partnership between Palaeontologists and Placer Miners, a fascinating look into the industries innovative technology, and much much more… If you would like a copy of the directory, Click Here, or they are available at the Yukon Chamber of Mines office or can be mailed to you by contacting

Yukon Chamber of Mines auction raises record-setting amount to support the Yukon Imagination Library

For Release: September 5, 2017

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – It was a record-setting auction. In one evening Yukon’s mining and exploration industry raised $50,000 for the Yukon Imagination Library (YIL) at the Yukon Chamber of Mines 45th Annual Geoscience Forum Banquet. This is more than double the $24,500 raised in 2016, and the highest amount ever since this fundraiser for YIL began in 2011.

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2019 / 2020 Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory

THE YUKON CHAMBER OF MINES proudly presents another version of our annual mining directory, a tool seen by many as required reading for working in the Yukon mining industry. We hope you, as many other have, find this directory useful as we enter the 2019 field season. 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

The directory is available as a PDF file at the link below:

pdf Yukon Mining and Exploration Directory 2019-2020 (12.59 MB)

Yukon First Nations Engagement and Consultation Guidebook is live Online

The purpose of the Yukon First Nations Engagement & Consultation Tool Website and Mobile App for the Mineral Exploration Industry (the Guide) is to provide relevant and timely information to mineral explorers and those who work with the industry on engagement and consultation requirements and expectations in Yukon.  The Guide can be accessed through hard copy, and a web-based version, which is also available through an app.   Although the Guide is primarily focused on information to mineral explorers, and will speak to that industry specifically, it will also be useful for those working with the industry such as investors, academic institutions and government organizations (public and First Nation). 

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Yukon Chamber of Mines Applauds Renewed Resource Royalty Deal

For Immediate Release May 8, 2018

Whitehorse, Yukon – The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) applauds the renewed resource royalty deal announced at yesterday’s Yukon Forum by Premier Sandy Silver and Grand Chief Peter Johnston.

“The Yukon Chamber of Mines has been lobbying/advocating for revenue royalty sharing with First Nations since 2014. Resource royalty revenue sharing is another avenue in which First Nations can participate in the economic benefits of mineral exploration within their traditional territories”, said President Sue Craig. “We are pleased the Yukon Government has honoured its commitment made during the 2016 election campaign to share resource royalties collected by Yukon Government with Yukon First Nations as outlined under Chapter 23 of the Umbrella Final Agreement”.

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The Yukon Chamber of Mines Responds to Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Peel Plan


Whitehorse, Yukon
The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) is responding to the Supreme Court of Canada judgement on the Peel Watershed Land Use Plan process. YCM remains concerned with the trajectory of land withdrawals in Yukon.

Currently 17% of Yukon’s total land mass is off limits to mineral exploration, the highest percentage within any province/territory in the Country.

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Chamber of Mines Applauds Yukon Resource Gateway Announcement

For Release: September 5, 2017

Whitehorse, Yukon – The Yukon Chamber of Mines (YCM) applauds the recent announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, confirming the Federal Government’s and Yukon Territorial Government’s combined support for the development of the Yukon Resource Gateway Project in the amount of $360 Million. Industry is also committed to contribute upwards of $108 Million towards a total budget envelope of $468 Million.

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Yukon Chamber of Mines

3151 B - 3rd Avenue.;
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: (867) 667 2090