Submit a class 1 exploration notice

You are required to submit a class 1 notification to carry out:

  • class 1 quartz exploration work; or
  • class 1 placer exploration work; or
  • placer prospecting lease work.

A notice is required if your planned work is not covered under another mining land use approval. 

As of April 1, 2020, the class 1 notification is Yukon-wide. Read what's new with class 1 notification

Having an agent submit a notification on your behalf

If an agent is helping with your notice, they will need to submit a record of agent authorization form with the notice. The notice will not be issued in the agent's name.

Your agent can submit this form as an attachment in our online system.

Submit online

Quartz and placer exploration notices can be submitted online. Submitting your notification online is the best way to ensure your program complies with thresholds.

You can't submit placer prospecting lease work notices online.

Submit a class 1 exploration notice

Read step-by-step instructions on how to submit your class 1 notification online.

Other ways to submit

Fill out the application form

Submit your form to the Mining Recorder's office

You can submit your form to any mining recorder's office. You may have to wait longer for your program to be approved if you submit a paper application. 

What happens next?

We will review your notice and consult with all affected First Nations on your proposed program. You will receive a response once this is complete. This process usually happens within 25 days.

Learn how the government consults with First Nations.

View class 1 notices

You can view all posted class 1 notices on our interactive mining land use registry.  

Mineral activities in the Peel River watershed

The 2019 Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan guides the management of the region. This includes:

  • environmental protection;
  • social considerations; and
  • economic development.

The cornerstone of the plan is sustainable development.

We will evaluate proposed mineral activities in the Peel Watershed region for conformity to the plan. The plan will also inform assessment and regulatory steps.

Read our brochure to see a summary of the standards for all classes of mineral activities throughout the Peel Watershed region.