This course traces the mineral resource sector from grassroots mineral exploration through to underground and open-pit extraction and the processing and marketing of mining products. The environmental impact of mining and sustainable mining techniques is introduced, as well as the monitoring and remediation techniques that follow mine closure. This course also provides an introduction to First Nations in the Yukon and the history, land agreements, and regulations that influence their relationship with the mining industry. Guest speakers supplement course curriculum with local expertise and raise awareness of active projects and industry developments in Yukon. GEOL 112 serves as a valuable foundation for students and practitioners in a wide range of science and policy fields that require a base-level of understanding concerning the mining industry.