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Donlin Gold Project

Project Description


Donlin Gold, LLC (Donlin) has proposed to develop a large open pit, hardrock gold mine located approximately 10 miles north of Crooked Creek, Alaska, which is located on the shores of the Kuskokwim River, in southwest Alaska (277 miles west of Anchorage and 145 miles northeast of Bethel). The deposit is situated on Native lands owned by The Kuskokwim Corporation (surface estate) and Calista Corporation (subsurface estate).

Donlin is owned on a 50/50 basis held by Barrick and NovaGold and will be responsible for overseeing the proposed mine project.

Donlin's preferred design for the project anticipates a throughput of approximately 59,000 tons per day. Donlin's proposal to power the mine includes a 14-inch diameter, 315 mile natural gas pipeline that would start in Beluga, Alaska, pass through the Alaska Range, and continue on to the mine site. For further information on the pipeline please visit the State Pipeline Coordinator Services (SPCS) website.

Donlin estimates that the project will take between 3 to 4 years to construct, with a projected mine life of approximately 27 1/2 years, and is estimated to produce (on average) approximately one million ounces of gold per year.

Financial Assurance


Personal Bond

  • None at this time.

Permits, Approvals and Authorizations


Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

United States Army Corps of Engineers and BLM

Archives


Contact


Faith Martineau
Executive Director
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management & Permitting
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 269-0949
Fax: (907) 269-5673
Email Faith Martineau

For more information about specific SCRO authorizations:
Christianna Colles
SCRO Donlin Project Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Southcentral Regional Office
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 900 C
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 269-8557
Fax: (907) 269-8913
Email DNR SCRO