If you are interested in prospecting for gold in the placers of the Yukon Territory, this is the place to start. The Yukon has a very rich, literally!, history of gold mining and in fact the Canadian government is very supportive of mining both lode and placer resources in the territory.
While the paperwork involved in setting up an official operation can appear daunting for the new gold miner or prospector, the rewards in the rich placer grounds of the Yukon are well worth the time and energy to navigate the bureaucracy and permitting process.
Your first stop to begin prospecting for placer ground to mine should be this great gold mine resource…
The local placer gold mining association, the Klondike Placer Miners’ Association, is a great resource for those interested in placer mining the Yukon Territory, the rules and regulations.
For those gold prospectors interested in the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon Historical Archives has an awesome online exhibit showing daily life of a Klondiker…click the link to open.
Given the rich gold history of the Yukon and Klondike areas, I am busily sorting through the gold nuggets of information to get you down to serious paydirt to get you prospecting and mining for gold sooner than a typical internet search can do…please sign up to get the latest as we add more information!
In the meantime, here are just a few Yukon & Klondike focused gold videos to whet your appetite…