The placer potential mapping process consisted of applying a classification rating of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) for all the streams within the planning area (Table 1). Factors affecting a stream’s potential included development history and hard rock mineral potential (gold deposit potential). These are described in the following sections. Terrain attributes such as potential overburden thickness, water flow or local topography were not factored into the rating due to the lack of knowledge for most un-mined drainages.
Bond, J. 2013. Placer Potential Map, Dawson Land Use Plan. Yukon Geological Survey. Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.