There has been a great deal of attention devoted recently to the Dawson Range Gold Belt, Yukon Territory with the successes on the Coffee project, now operated by Goldcorp, and on the Golden Saddle project operated by Kinross. The resurgence in exploration in the area that has resulted includes a number of junior mining companies including Strategic Metals Ltd., Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., Klondike Gold Corp. and Eureka Resources Inc.
Other significant properties in the area include Western Copper and Gold Corporation's Casino deposit and Independence Gold’s Boulevard project.
The Klondike and White Gold districts lie within the Dawson Range Gold Belt where known gold and porphyry copper deposits show a wide range of styles, geological settings and geochemical associations. Mineralization in the Dawson Range Gold Belt is gold, silver, copper and molybdenum porphyry deposits (Casino), mineralized breccia deposits (Coffee) and lode and stock-work veins (Golden Saddle).
Placer gold mining in the Klondike has been active since the 1890's Yukon Gold Rush. Bedrock exploration commenced in the area in the 1970's and resulted in the development of the Casino deposit.