Current & Abandoned Hard Rock Mines
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.
Ketza River is an abandoned gold mine in the south-east Yukon.
The Keno Mine cleanup encompasses a large number of abandoned mine shafts within and around the Keno City area.
Clinton Creek is an abandoned asbestos mine downstream from Dawson City near the Alaskan Border.
Wolverine Mine was a former zinc operation in the south-east Yukon.
Mount Nansen is an abandoned gold and silver mine west of Carmacks in the south-central Yukon.
The Minto Mine is a copper mine operating in the central Yukon. It is the only active producing hard-rock mine in the Territory.
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.