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100,000 fortune-seekers flocked to the Yukon
with the goal of stirking it rich in the famous
Klondike Gold Rush.
It could be argued that the Yukon has
the world’s greatest mineral potential.
The majors have made strategic investments in
well-managed and prospective juniors that have
been working in the Yukon for many years.
The Yukon is one of that only places that can provide the
important guarantee of geopolitical stability.
The Government of Yukon is committed to environmentally and
economically sustainable mining.
First Nations and the Government of Yukon have recently
championed a new “Government-to-Government” relationship.
The government of Yukon has invested heavily to improve
infrastructure to support the growing mining sector.
The mineral potential of the Yukon has’t gone
unnoticed - and majors are now joining in the
Yukon regulatory processes were custom-built for the Yukon,
and have no federal influence.
Measuring only one square mile,
the Carcross desert in the Yukon
is affectionately known as
the smallest desert in the world.
95% of Yukon’s Power is
renewable from clean hydro.
The Yukon territory is 483,450 km²
(that’s about the size of Spain) and is situated
east of Alaska, between British Columbia and the Arctic Ocean.
The Territory bird is the Common Raven and the Territory
Flower is the Fireweed.
The Alaska Highway runs through Yukon. Whitehorse,
the capital city, is at 918 Mile.
During summer solstice, the sun rises at 04:27 and
sets at 23:36 bringing over 19 hours of consecutive sunlight.
Yukon has access to three deep-water, ice-free ports.
Mining is the largest private contributor in Yukon economy.
The name Yukon comes from the Gwich'in
word Yu-kun-ah meaning "great river" and is a reference
to the Yukon River which flows through the territory.