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Donlin Gold

Key Facts:
Size81,000 acres
Corporations Involved Donlin Gold (formerly Donlin Creek LLC), NovaGold Resources Inc., Barrick Gold Corporation Inc., Calista Corp., Kuskokwim Corp.
2010Extensive exploration program aimed at characterizing the feasibility of a natural gas pipeline to power the mine. This included baseline studies, drilling, mapping, etc. No exploration occurred at the main resource site, but Donlin Creek LLC conducted surface sampling and limited drilling on the nearby Donlin, Grouse, and Eagle claims.
2011Unknown beyond continued work on the pipeline exploration.
2012Donlin budgeted over $33 million to advance the project in 2012 and began preparations to enter permitting.
2013No exploration, focus on permitting.


This is a very advanced exploration/development project; see our article for more information.

Donlin Creek Exploration Roads

Donlin Creek exploration roads

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