Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski: Our Goal Is To Be The Number One Mining Location

Another one I would like to mention is Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU:NYSE.MKT; AXR:TSX). It owns the Keno Hill silver district and operated the Bellekeno mine there between 2011 and 2013, which was Canada's only operating primary silver mine before low silver prices forced the company to suspend operations. However, Alexco has entered the permitting process to expand its opportunity for mining in that camp. The Keno Hill district hosts some significant past-producing silver mines.

TGR: Alexco is also cleaning up some of the leftover effects of those old mines.

DP: Yes. It is a unique situation. Alexco has a contract with the federal government for reclamation work on several past-producing properties. The company continues do to reclamation as well as mining and exploration work. That's very exciting. We have a couple of other Type 2 sites in Yukon that were permitted prior to when Canada passed the responsibility for management over to the Yukon government. Those sites are being reclaimed as we speak.

TGR: What's one message that you want to get out to mining investors and the public about Yukon?

DP: Most people recognize Yukon for the incredible beauty of its vast mountain ranges, Boreal forest, and spectacular lakes and rivers, but Yukon is equally beautiful below the ground. When it comes to mining, our potential is second to none. I'm excited about the opportunities out there for the mining industry. The growth and development of that industry will help bring prosperity to Yukon citizens and their communities, as well as to mining companies and their investors. By continuing to invest strategically in infrastructure and ensuring that our permitting and assessment processes are as efficient as possible, we will help position Yukon to be the best place in the world for mining.

TGR: Thank you for taking some time to talk with The Gold Report. It is much appreciated.

Darrell Pasloski First elected as leader of the Yukon party on May 28, 2011, Darrell Pasloski was sworn in as Premier on June 11, 2011. He was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in October of 2011 in Whitehorse’s electoral district of Mountainview. In addition to his duties as Premier, he also serves as Minister responsible for the Executive Council Office and as Minister of Finance. Prior to entering politics, Premier Pasloski worked as a pharmacist and business owner, was an active member of Yukon’s business community and had a long record of volunteer service.

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