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The Government of Yukon recognizes excellence in responsible mineral exploration

Press Release


The winner of the 2023 Robert E. Leckie Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship was announced yesterday evening at the 51st Annual Geoscience Forum & Trade Show banquet.

This year’s recipient is Snowline Gold Corporation. The company’s mineral exploration work about 220 kilometres east of Mayo stands as an excellent example of progressive reclamation, cleaning up as you go. In addition, they have made efforts to clean up historic exploration camps on their properties.

Snowline Gold is also working with Yukon Seed and Restoration, a First Nations owned environmental restoration company, to develop a strategy to harvest and plant native seeds to help restore disturbed areas.

Our government is committed to supporting sustainable, responsible mining and mineral exploration across the Yukon. Congratulations to Snowline Gold Corporation for winning this year’s Leckie Award, an honour that recognizes their values and commitment. The company’s work near Mayo is an example of how exploration can be done in a way that promotes environmental stewardship and meaningful collaboration with First Nations partners.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources John Streicker

Quick facts

  • The Leckie Awards acknowledge companies who have demonstrated excellence in environmental stewardship, outstanding social responsibility, leadership and innovation in mining practices.
  • The awards are given in honour of Robert (Bob) E. Leckie, a Mayo mining inspector and innovator who was dedicated to the development of progressive land use practices for mining.

Media contact

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

John Thompson
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources



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