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Yukon Mining Recorder

The Yukon is divided into four mining districts with respective Mining Recorders in Watson Lake, Whitehorse, Mayo and Dawson City. These offices provide staking guidelines, information sheets, assistance, and information on ground open for staking. When an individual is entertaining the idea of staking a piece of ground, it is always beneficial to visit the district office first and familiarize oneself with the current legislation and regulations, and talk with the staff at the Mining Recorder's office. Our aim is to provide you with all the information you require and to assist you in any way we can.


Courtesy Notices of Lapsing Claims

 Courtesy notices of lapsing claims are no longer sent by the mining recorder offices.

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Corporations doing business in Yukon

  • Corporations proposing to do business in Yukon, which includes holding claims, must be registered with Yukon government’s Corporate Affairs.
  • Your claim status and your right to work it could be invalidated if this requirement is not met.

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Mining Claims Maps (PDF)

If you know the number for the map you're looking for, select a map from the pick list and click "GO"

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Placer Map-based Selection

Quartz Map-based Selection

Yukon Mining Index Map Mining Index Maps

This is an interactive map application that allows users to select a given mapsheet from the index and select either the Quartz Claim Map or the Placer Claim Map for that particular mapsheet.  The application then links to the static PDF map of that particular mapsheet and allows for download or printing.

To invoke the PDF you would like to print simply click on the mapsheet of your choice and select either Quartz Claim Map or Placer Claim Map.

GIS Data for Download

Download SHP file from Geomatics Yukon FTP site

The files are in ESRI shapefile format. To view the files, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download the zip file(s) and extract the files to a known location on your computer.
  2. To view the shapefile, use ArcGIS Explorer, ArcView, or other GIS Software which will open shapefiles. If you don’t have the software, you can download ArcGIS Explorer for free from ESRI.
  3. Use the Add Data button, browse to the location of the stored files and load the data into the viewer.
  4. If you have any further questions or concerns, contact

Disclaimer for Responsibility of Content

This information is provided as a public service. Although we endeavor to ensure that the information is as current and as accurate as possible, errors do occasionally occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. If there are any discrepancies between maps downloaded from the web or acquired from the Mining Recorders office, the office version has authority. Readers should, where possible, verify the information before acting on it.

Disclaimer for Responsibility for Sites Linked to

The web sites linked to are created by or for organizations outside of the Yukon Government, and those organizations are responsible for the information contained within their respective sites. These sites may not be available in French. Any specific comment or inquiries regarding those sites should be directed to the individual organization.