Some say the Yukon is at the start of a multi-decade exploration boom that is comparable to the early 1980s in Nevada, the U.S. state that ranks among the world’s leading gold producing areas and is home to the flagship operations of two of the world’s leading gold miners, Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX: T.ABX,Stock Forum) and (NYSE: ABXStock Forum) and Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEMStock Forum).
But industry officials say it was discoveries on Atac Resources Ltd.’s (TSX: V.ATCStock Forum) Rackla gold project in the Selwyn Basin that really set the staking rush in motion.
“It triggered a huge staking rush that has not abated to this day,’’ said Yukon Chamber of Mines President Claire Derome
The big players in the Rackla area are Atac Resources with an elephant of a land position, Strategic Metals Ltd  (V.SMD), and Expedition Mining( V.EXU.) 
The below noted maps shows mineral claim locations for all three. 
http://www.expeditionmining.com/i/maps/JoyProspect.jpg
The interesting thing this year is that the area surrounding ATAC Resources RACKLA gold deposits (TIGER and OSIRIS) have started to return some excellent results late last week.  Last week ATAC finally received lab results from parts of  this summers drilling and the results were astoundingly high:


 ATAC Resources Drills 26.12 Metres of 6.08 g/t Gold at Osiris Zone. 
Isis East Discovery Hole Intersects 38.10 Metres of 3.33 g/t Gold 


But more importanly ATAC reported:



 Holes drilled along the structure toward the 


North Osiris trench (see news release dated August 30, 2011) have all intersected levels of alteration and arsenic mineralization characteristic for gold mineralization in this system. Assays for the remaining 18 holes from the Osiris Zone will be released when received and compiled 




Based on tis and the proximity of land holdings held by Expedition Mining, EXU stock jumped from $.12 to $.15 on Friday.  I spoke with EXU management and they state that their ground is next door to ATAC's Osiris and Tiger zones.  EXU has finished a very detailed ground sampling program this year and built a camp at their JOY property to go back this summer to  continue to explore and drill their JOY property.  Management believes that the EXU's Joy property sits on an ultramafic belt and hosts similar geology to the Tiger and Osiris Zones being discovered by ATAC.  
The market seems to agree as evidenced by last weeks jump in the share price for EXU and also evidenced by EXU's spring 2011 sampling program.
I also spoke with Bill Galine, CEO of Expedition and he says that they expect the results of their summer sampling program to be out any day now, but for sure before the Yukon Mining Conference on Nov 19,2011.
I also spoke with ATAC and they also state that they have further drill results due out any day on their Osiris and Tiger Zones.
I think that next we will will see a surge in the YUKON RAKLA belt exploration plays.  With ATAC Resources and Strategic already commanidng market caps in  the several hundred millions, EXPEDITION REOSURCES should see its stock price double or triple if the area results continue to be anywhere near the 6 g/tonne reported by ATAC last week.  Look for more RAKLA BELT results from Strategic, ATAC and EXEPDITION next week
Do you own DD but have a look at V.EXU