Rock Creek Mine

Project Description

The Rock Creek Mine is located along the west coast of Alaska on the Seward Peninsula, 6 miles north of Nome, on private lands owned by Sitnasuak Native Corporation (surface rights), Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) (subsurface rights) and Alaska Gold Company, LLC (AGC) (land). The mine was operated by Alaska Gold Company, LLC (AGC), under the ownership of NOVAGOLD Resources Inc. (NOVAGOLD), from September 2008 to November 2008 when Rock Creek Mine was placed into care and maintenance. Phase I Reclamation was completed by AGC in October 2012.
Bering Straits Native Corporation purchased Alaska Gold Company, LLC and all its interests, including the Rock Creek Mine, from NOVAGOLD in November 2012. Final phases of reclamation were completed by AGC (under BSNC) in 2015 and 2016.

Financial Assurance

Permits, Authorizations

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District

Support Documents

Archive of Applications, Draft Project Authorizations, and 2006 Public Process

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports

Archive of Annual Meetings and Reports


For More Information Contact

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team
Carolyn Curley
Geologist
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Mining, Land & Water, Mining Section - Large Mine Permitting Program
3700 Airport Way,
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Telephone: (907) 451-2795
Fax: (907) 451-2703

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