See how much royalty has been paid for quartz mining in Yukon

A royalty is a share of profits from a Yukon mine paid by the mine operator to the Government of Yukon as owner of the mineral rights.

Timelines

Annual royalty return filings are due by April 1 for the previous calendar year. Our accountant will review the filing and work with the company to make any updates to the return up to August 31. The royalty payment is due on October 1 of the same year as the filing.

Bellekeno Mine operated by Alexco Resources

Year

Royalty paid

2010

$0
First year of commercial production.

2011

$351,525

2012

$372,588

2013

$0
In temporary closure.

2014

$0
In temporary closure.

2015

$0
In temporary closure.

2016

$0
In temporary closure.

2017

$0
In temporary closure.

2018

$0
In temporary closure.

2019

$0
In temporary closure.

2020

$0

2021

Royalty return filed and under review.

Total

$724,113

Eagle Gold Mine operated by Victoria Gold Corporation

Year

Royalties paid

2019

$0
Began operations.

2020

$0
No royalty return required. The company did not meet commencement of production threshold under the regulation to require a return to be filed.

2021

Royalty return filed and under review.

Total

$0

Minto Mine operated by Capstone Mining Corporation

Year

Royalties paid**

2007

$0
First year of commercial production under the Royalty Regulations.

2008

$1,503,491

2009

$5,917,904

2010*

$3,965,522

2011*

$1,390,535
Transition year under new regulations.

2012*

$225,940

2013*

$113,018.14

2014*

$1,437,266

2015*

$135,773.55

2016

$14,367,764

2017

$4,367,057.98

2018

$0
No royalty owed and company went into temporary closure October 2018.

2019

$0
In temporary closure until October 2019, then resumed operations.

2020

$0 

2021

Royalty return filed and under review.

Total

$33,424,271.67

*Updated values based on 2010 to 2014 re-assessment and 2015 assessment.

**All Minto Mine royalties are paid to Selkirk First Nation.

Silver Hart project operated by CMC Metals Limited

Year

Royalty paid

2010

$0
Bulk sampling and commercial sale with a value over $10,000 triggered a pre-production royalty filing.

2011

$0
Bulk sampling and commercial sale with a value over $10,000 triggered a pre-production royalty filing.

2012 to 2021

No return required

Total

$0

Wolverine Mine operated by Yukon Zinc Corporation

Year

Royalty paid

2012

$0
First year of commercial production under the Royalty Regulations.

2013

$0
Reduced production period.

2014

$0
Temporary closure in January 2014.

2015 to 2021

$0
Closure continued.

Total

$0

3 Aces project operated by Golden Predator Mining Corporation

Year

Royalties paid

2016

$0
Bulk sampling and commercial sale of gold over $10,000 in value triggered a pre-production royalty filing requirement.

2017

$0

2018

$0

2019

$0

2020

$0

Total

$0

Contact: 

If you have any questions about the royalty regime, phone the Mineral Resources Branch, 867-667-3422.