The Northern Miner presents our annual podcast from Dawson City, Yukon. Matt and Lesley report on-site from the Yukon Mining Investment Conference to dig into all the emerging stories in the region. We have an action-packed episode that includes exclusive interviews with industry players, analysts and government officials!
Matt sits down with Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai to talk social license, legislation and major gold miners investing in the Yukon. We delve into details around federal Bill C-17, which scraps controversial amendments in Bill S-6 that triggered lawsuits from several Yukon First Nations.
Meanwhile, Lesley returns with a special Geology Corner featuring Yukon prospecting legend Shawn Ryan. They chat about the new White Gold (TSX: WGO; US-OTC: GFRGF) vehicle, which consolidates the majority of Ryan’s Yukon gold portfolio into a deal supported by Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) and Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM). In addition, Lesley learns about the emerging “drones-to-drill” exploration strategy that Ryan developed to decrease potential environmental footprints caused by exploration efforts!
4:34 Touch of Macro ft. Macquarie Research
8:47 Geology Corner ft. Shawn Ryan
10:45 The “drone-to-drill” exploration techniques
29:16 Update on White Gold field season
38:34 Yukon Deputy Premier Ranj Pillai
43:15 Discussion on Bill C-17 and environmental review
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