Keno Hill silver district mining: licensing documents

The Keno Hill silver district is a silver-lead-zinc property located 50 kilometres northeast of Mayo and 3 kilometres east of Keno. It's located on the Traditional Territory of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun. The project has been in operation since 2009.

The district has a long history of mining and was once home to United Keno Hill Mines, one of Canada’s largest silver producers. The current Keno Hill mining project is separate from historic mining operations. It is not linked to ongoing care and maintenance, and closure activities in the district.

For information on the status of the site or to access licensing documents, email the Mineral Resources Branch at

The following documents are only available in English. We’ll update this page as we create and modify licensing documents.

Documents we're reviewing

Quartz mining licences


Development and operational plans

Surface mining plans

Underground mining plans

Processing facilities plans

Mine waste management plans

Health and safety plans

  • Mine emergency response plan: Revision 8 (November 2023; 7,464 KB)

Environmental and socio-economic plans 

Reclamation and closure plans

Reclamation and closure plan: revision 7 (October 2022; 98,202 KB)

Financial security


There are no documents at this time.

Reporting and inspections

Annual reporting

Physical reporting

Mine development reporting

There are no documents at this time.

Environmental reporting

Socio-economic reporting

There are no documents at this time.