Amending the Quartz Mining Act

How do I participate?

Learn about the proposed changes and submit your written comments to by August 21, 2018.


What is this engagement about?

We are proprosing an update to the Quartz Mining Act to advance reconciliation. The changes would allow First Nations to stake quartz mineral claims on specific land that is withdrawn from staking. The changes will also provide opportunities to remediate some of Yukon’s abandoned Type II mine sites. Your feedback on these changes will let us know if we’re on the right track.

To initiate the process we sent letters to affected parties, including First Nations and the mining industry to advise them of the proposed change. Now, everyone is invited to provide input to be certain the proposed amendments are acceptable and will benefit all Yukoners.

How will my input make a difference?

Your comments will let us know if we are on the right track, and will help us determine the best wording for the amendments to the Act.

Your feedback will also help uncover issues or viewpoints we may have missed.

Where can I find related information?

Where can I find results?

In September we will publish a What We Heard document that summarizes the input we receive and how that input will influence the proposed amendments.

Give your feedback on the engagement process

Email your feedback to or mail it to:
Government of Yukon
Strategic Alliances (K-12)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

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