100 Years of Mining Partnership

Beginning in 1896, the Klondike Discoverers and Canada Mining Hall of Fame members Kate and George Carmack, Skookum Jim Mason, Dawson Charlie, and Robert Henderson, found placer gold in Yukon’s Klondike. Kate Carmack, also known as Shaw Tláa, a Tagish First Nation woman, was said to have made the discovery while down at the stream fishing with her family. After staking 500 feet of Yukon riverbed, and recovering $100,000 in gold, the famous Klondike Gold Rush was underway. Thousands of stampeders headed to Dawson City, and encountered the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people, the original travelers, and together they discovered gold, traded for supplies and built communities, railways and paddle wheelers. 

Over 100 years later, Yukon First Nations remain partners in developing Yukon’s mineral sector, alongside our leaders in exploration and mining, industry associations and the Government of Yukon; all of which play vital roles in ensuring a valuable, high-tech, rewarding, environmentally safe and socially responsible industry for Yukoners and investors. 

Yukon Mining Alliance (YMA) is proud to celebrate these partnerships through our members who are well established and committed to responsible and sustainable mineral exploration and adhere to a corporate sustainability policies which include community relations, environmental responsibility and labour relations. YMA works closely with the Government of Yukon, and industry associations, to connect investors globally with the competitive advantages of Yukon and continue to accentuate the high mineral potential of our underexplored territory. 


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Gold is extremely rare, impossible to create out of “thin air”, easily identifiable, malleable, and it does not tarnish.
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Renewable energy systems consume approximately five times more copper than conventional power generation systems.


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