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Donlin Gold Mine

Link to the Donlin Gold Project Page

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

United States Army Corps of Engineers and BLM


For More Information Contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team
Cathe Heroy
Large Mine Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Phone: (907) 269-0880
Fax: (907) 269-5673

Mail to:
550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501

Visit at:
550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501

For more information about specific SCRO authorizations: