The Executive Committee received a project proposal from Casino Mining Corporation (CMC) for the proposed Casino Mine on January 3, 2014. The Project includes the construction, operation, decommission and remediation of a copper, gold, silver and molybdenum mine 150 km northwest of Carmacks and 300 km from Whitehorse. The Project will process approximately 120 000 tonnes of ore per day, or 43.8 million tonnes per year, over a 22-year mine life. The Casino Mine would be the largest mine in Yukon history and one of the largest in Canada.
On February 18, 2016, after reviewing information submitted by the proponent and all comments submitted by participants, the Executive Committee has determined that the Casino Mine Project requires a Panel Review, the highest level of environmental and socio-economic assessment under YESAA.