More than a century after the discovery of gold in Yukon, placer mining is still an important sector in the Yukon economy. Placer operations occur across the territory, however, the majority are located in the historic Klondike Goldfields. The YGS Placer Geologist visits placer operations and monitors their progress by collecting information for various reports and the placer database. The placer geologist also undertakes collaborative research with university and industry partners in areas related to placer mining.
For more information please contact: Jeff Bond