Exploration has uncovered over 80 mineral deposits with resources, some of which are of world-class stature.
The Yukon offers favourable tax incentives and has established mining laws that provide secure mineral tenure and a single coordinated approach to environmental assessment.
With direct access to Asia via two ice-free ports in Alaska, Yukon companies are closer than ever to potential investors and buyers.
11 of 14 Yukon First Nations have finalized their land claims. This has provided greater regulatory certainty in the management and administration of mineral rights.
Yukon is far from remote. Over 4,800 km of all-weather roads, numerous airports, clean energy, and internet and cell-phone service keep us connected.
The Yukon Geological Survey maintains extensive data on the geological and mineral deposits in Yukon. Comprehensive databases and interactive mapping tools are the tip of iceberg.
Since the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago, Yukon’s mineral industry has been a foundation of the territory’s private-sector economy.
Mineral exploration in Canada's Yukon in 2011 remained strong — exploration expenditures were estimated to have exceeded $300 million. Several advanced exploration projects returned significant drill results, highlighting the under-explored potential of these properties even at an advanced stage of exploration.
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