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You might think the Yukon is wide-open wilderness where prospectors are free to look for new mines pretty much anywhere.  Not so!  Much of the Yukon is off limits to prospecting, staking and mining (the black areas) and there are other areas where prospectors cannot stake or where mineral title is not secure (the grey areas).  Prospectors must scour large areas to find mineral occurrences.  Without access to land, prospectors cannot search for and find new mines.   No place  to  prospect today means no mines tomorrow.        
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HISTORIC & GENERAL INTEREST
The Keno Files - a series of articles on the history of United Keno Hill mines and the geologists who ran the company.
Discovery of gold in the Klondike
Gordon and Jan Dickson - a prospecting couple
YUKON PROSPECTORS
Alex McMillan - persistence pays off
J.P. Ross - definitely a character
Joe Suits - last of the old time prospectors.
Al Carlos - true grit and determination
Bill Wengzynowski - the new breed
STAKING
The Yukon Chamber of Mines has been looking into the Yukon's staking system and is looking into paper staking.  The YPA does not support changes to the Yukon's staking system at this time.  Members are encouraged to exchange their views on this subject by posting their comments on our blog.
Daniele Heon recently presented our views on the land use planning process in the Yukon to a workshop in Whitehorse.  Here is her presentation.