The Minto Mine is a copper mine in the central Yukon that is currently in temporary closure. For a definition of temporary versus permanent closure the following Yukon Water Board / Yukon Government document provides a territorial context - Reclamation and Closure Planning for Quartz Mining Projects.
The video below was taken at an altitude of about 4,500 feet in June of 2015. It gives the viewer an idea of the mine operation.
Thank you to the LightHawk Organization for making this overflight by the Yukon Conservation Society possible.
To learn more about the Minto Mine visit:
- Capstone Mining (the owner/operator of the mine)
- Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (click on "Just Browsing", then click on "Advanced Search", then search for project number 2013-0100)
- Yukon Water Board (click on "Waterline", click on "Guest", then search for "Minto")
Here are some local media articles about the Minto Mine:
- Yukon's Minto Mine to be shut down, up to 200 workers affected (CBC North, Oct 11, 2018)
- Minto mine shutting down after sale, bogged down by copper prices, falls though (Yukon News, Oct 11, 2018)