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YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


YCS is a watchdog for industrial development and researches smart solutions for our territory.

Current & Abandoned Hard Rock Mines

Tom Adit

 The Tom Adit is an old mine shaft on the North Canol Highway right at the NWT border. Water leaking out of the adit (or shaft) is of concern due to contamination issues.

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Keno City

The Keno Mine cleanup encompasses a large number of abandoned mine shafts within and around the Keno City area.

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Clinton Creek

Clinton Creek is an abandoned asbestos mine downstream from Dawson City near the Alaskan Border.

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Mount Nansen

Mount Nansen photo

Mount Nansen is an abandoned gold and silver mine west of Carmacks in the south-central Yukon.

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Minto Mine

The Minto Mine is a copper mine in the central Yukon that is currently in temporary closure. 

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Faro Mine

The Faro mine site is an abandoned lead and zinc mine located 15 km north of the Town of Faro, Yukon Territory. It is currently managed by the Government of Yukon with funding from the Government of Canada. Below is a picture of a small portion of the site, the Rose Creek tailings complex.

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