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Wolverine Mine

Wolverine Mine was a former zinc operation in the south-east Yukon that is currently in a state of temporary closure. The Yukon Conservation Society is concerned over the situation developing at this site. Recent media reports have stated that the current owner is in the process of selling the mine to another company. However, the owner has failed to meet the requirements of the site’s Quartz Mining Licence and Water Licence. 

YCS issued a press release WOLVERINE MINE NOT MEETING ITS LICENSING CONDITIONS on January 8th 2019 outlining these concerns.


Recent media coverage includes:

Yukon Zinc Corp. sold, January 11th, 2019, Yukon News

- Yukon mine sold, January 11th, 2019, CKRW Radio

- Yukon gov't setting up water treatment for Wolverine Mine, despite not talking to new owner, January 11th, 2019, CBC North

- New mine owner sought low-profile transaction, January 7th, 2019, Whitehorse Star

- Yukon Zinc pleads guilty to Quartz Mining Act charges, May 31st, 2018, Yukon News

- Will Yukon Zinc’s Wolverine mine ever reopen?, June 13th, 2016, Yukon News


Reference documents:

- Yukon Government Quartz Mining Licence and related documents

- Yukon Water Board Water Licence and related documents (click on the link, enter the WaterLine website, and search for licence QZ04-065)

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