OPERATING IN THE YUKON – 365 DAYS/YEAR
The Minto Mine is an environmentally focused copper and gold producer located 240km north of Whitehorse, Yukon. We resumed operations in October 2019 under new Ownership after being on care and maintenance for one year. Our team is working diligently to improve operational efficiencies, lower operating costs and increase our production rate. We are focused on creating value for the greater Yukon communities through education and career opportunities.
We are currently in mining and milling ore from our underground Copper Keel ore body.
Join us for a virtual tour of the Minto mine site and the operations with our former General Manager, Sebastien D. Tolgyesi.
Mining is performed 100% underground using longhole stoping methods
Mined ore is extracted from the mine with 45 tonne haul trucks
Ore is processed through the mill and copper/gold concentrate is extracted
Copper concentrate is shipped to our partner and customer in Japan via Skagway, Alaska
OUR PEOPLE. OUR PASSION.
We strive for sustainability in every aspect of our work. From our environmental practices to community initiatives – we aim to create a positive impact that will last for generations to come.
Invested in the Yukon community
Community involvement is foundational to Minto. We are proud to partner with the Selkirk First Nation and invite young adults from Pelly Crossing to come and learn about mining. We also partner with Yukon University and frequently host on-site student tours. Our goal at Minto is to support the community through education, career opportunities, and local and provincial economic development.
Committed to environmental practices
Sustainability is key to Minto’s operations strategy. We aim to minimize the impact of our operational activities by respecting the natural environment and communities in which we operate. We ensure all employees, contractors and visitors take reasonable care for the protection of the natural environment, native resources, and biodiversity.
Connected to each other
From the most senior position to the most recent hire, each person plays a critical role in Minto’s success. Here, everyone knows everyone and you’re welcomed in like family. The Yukon mining industry can be hard, but as other mines in the region have closed, Minto has become a place for people of all backgrounds and experiences to unite and do great work together.
WE’RE AFTER NEW OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BENEFIT EVERYONE
Minto is diligently working on optimizing the mine design, improving operating costs, and expanding exploration targets to create a bright and profitable future for our employees, our community, and our stakeholders.
What’s happening now?
We’re working on extending the mine life by performing definition and step out drilling of known mineralized zones to increase reserves and resources.
We’re initiating an exploration program to look for new targets in Minto’s large and strategic land package within the Minto Copper Belt.
Interested in working at Minto? We might have an opening.
Are you looking for a rewarding career in the Yukon mining industry surrounded by the beauty of the Yukon? Send us an email! We are on the lookout for new team members.