VANCOUVER, Nov. 28 /CNW/ - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. (Toronto Stock
Exchange: YNG; Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6) is the proud recipient of the
Robert E. Leckie award for outstanding quartz (hard rock) reclamation
practices. Chairman E. Lynn Patterson received the award on behalf of the
Company on November 26th, 2007 at the Yukon Geoscience Forum Awards Banquet in
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Energy, Mines and Resources Minster Archie Lang said, "These awards
acknowledge the efforts by exploration and mining companies, operators and
others who go above and beyond the normal call of duty for responsible mining
Earlier this year, Chief Jack Caesar of the Ross River Kaska Dena Council
presented a painting of the mine site to the Company in appreciation of clean
up efforts that the Company has established and will maintain.
Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. has been operating a year round exploration
drilling program at their wholly owned Ketza River property near Ross River,
Yukon Territory since April 2005. The award reflects the vigorous clean up
program on this previously abandoned site. Reclamation efforts include:
removing waste petroleum contaminants, and chemicals from the site, disposing
of six hundred barrels of various substances and over one hundred truck loads
Three waste dump areas established by the previous operator and
previously drilled areas have been reclaimed, re-sloped and seeded. Several
old buildings and scrap metal have been removed, the mill has been cleaned up
and secured, and a new incinerator has replaced the landfill.
Energy, Mines and Resources says of the Company, "This award recognizes
Yukon-Nevada Gold's progressive policies and unwavering efforts to reclaim
this mine site."
President Graham Dickson says, "We are pleased that the efforts and
dedication of our employees have been recognized in this manner. Their
commitment is a reflection of the Company's environmental policies and of its
own commitment to the philosophy of sustainable mining. This philosophy and
its resultant practices are ones we intend to implement wherever we find
mining opportunities, whether those opportunities occur in Canada, the United
States or China." In addition Mr. Patterson stated, "To all of our management
and employees who contributed to this recognition of our Company, on behalf of
the Board of Directors we thank them."
Bob Leckie, after whom the award was named, was a Mayo mining inspector
and an innovator dedicated to developing progressive land use practices for
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