Royalties and Technical Papers
YCS does an occassional op-ed piece in the Yukon News. These pieces have focussed on royalties. Here are some recent ones:
- Wed Jan 20, 2016 'Hard luck on those hard rock royalties'
- Wed Jun 10, 2015 'Mining Savings For A Rainy Day'
- Wed May 20, 2015 'The Wealth We Give Away'
- Fri Sep 9, 2011 'Raise The Royalty Rates'
Further to the newspaper articles, there are a couple of papers and submissions to government that migth be of interest to those concerned with the Yukon mining royalty regime:
- Yukon Mining Royalties - a YCS perspective (done in May 2008 but still valid).
- Raise The Royalty Rates - examines the low Yukon mineral royalty rates and tries to analyze the new Federal transfer agreement.
- Yukon Royalty Rates- looks at how low Yukon royalty rates are in light of a NRCan study.
- YCS Comments on Proposed Yukon Quartz Mining Act Royalty Regulations - this was done in June 23, 2009
U.S. COPPER PORPHYRY MINES: The track record of water quality impacts resulting from pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.
EARTHWORKS, July 2012 (Revised 11/2012). Posted with permision of Patagonia Area Resource Alliance.
Acid Mine Drainage: David Coil, PhD1, Erin McKittrick, M.S.2, Andrew Mattox3, Niki Hoagland4, Bretwood "Hig" Higman, PhD5, Kendra Zamzow6, firstname.lastname@example.org, Last Modified: 18th January 2013. Posted with permission of Patagonia Area Resource Alliance.
YCS perspective on Yukon Mining Royalities
An examination of low Yukon Mineral Royalty rates
An argument that the Yukon royalty rates need to improve
YCS Comments on Proposed Yukon Quartz Mining Act Royalty Regulations- June 23, 2009
Acid mine drainage (AMD) refers to the outflow of acidic water from a mining site. In most cases, this acid comes primarily from oxidation of iron sulfide (FeS2, also known as pyrite or "fool's gold"), which is often found in conjunction with valuable metals. Acid mine drainage is a major problem with many hardrock mines, including almost all mines where the metal ore is bound up with sulfur (metal sulfide mines).
The track record of water quality impacts resulting from pipeline spills, tailings failures and water collection and treatment failures.