We are a family run Gold Placer Mine, hiring up to a dozen employees during the summer sluicing season.
We are both born and raised Yukoners as well as all 6 of our children.
We like to define a family run gold placer mine as a just like farming. There is a significant amount of freedom to have the whole family participate in gold recovery, right from running heavy equipment to gold clean-ups.
We also operate a small Northern Air Charter company based in Haines Junction, and Dawson City, just because we aren't busy enough! Sifton Air has several employees including pilots, mechanics and admin staff. We specialize in Glacier Tours based out of Haines Junction and then serving the other placer miners on small unprepared airstrips based out of Dawson City.
Marcel refueling an Islander (BN 2A-26)
How many kids can you count in this photo?