Donlin Gold is a proud supporter of the Iditarod
In the early 1900s, dog sleds provided transportation for miners to get to Alaska’s gold fields. At one point a village called Iditarod, which is not too far from Donlin Gold’s proposed mine site, briefly became the largest city in Alaska with 10,000 gold mining prospectors in 1910. These prospectors would reach the Yukon-Kuskowim region by dog sled.
Now every March, dog sled mushers competing in the Last Great Race get to explore more than 1,000 miles of Alaska’s scenic land, some of it along the Kuskowim River. Donlin Gold has been exploring new ways to develop resources in the middle Kuskokwim River region for more than 16 years.
Donlin Gold is proud to be a sponsor of the Last Great Race which recognizes Alaska’s historical and cultural values.
Donlin Gold Project Information:
The Donlin Gold project is a large, undeveloped gold deposit located 13 miles north of the middle Kuskokwim River village of Crooked Creek and about 280 miles northwest of Anchorage. The deposit is situated on Native lands owned by The Kuskokwim Corporation (surface estate) and Calista Corporation (subsurface estate). Donlin Gold is equally owned by Barrick and NOVAGOLD.
Donlin Gold is proposing to build a buried natural gas pipeline to supply gas to the project. We recently rerouted the proposed pipeline form the original route through Dalzell Gorge near Rainy Pass in part to minimize overlap with the Iditarod race trail. This new route, called the Jones Realignment, reduces overlap with the Iditarod race and historic trail by about 40 percent.