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Gold August 12, 2019 11:30:12 AM

Council Raises Serious Concerns About Donlin Gold Mine Project in Alaska

Paul Ploumis
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Donlin Gold did not immediately respond to the Council resolution.

Council Raises Serious Concerns About Donlin Gold Mine Project in Alaska

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster):  The Quinhagak Native Tribal Council has passed a resolution in opposition to the proposed Donlin Gold mine project in Yukon Kuskokwim region, Western Alaska.

According to Council President Darren Cleveland, the resolution expresses serious concerns that residents may leave Quinhagak for work at mine site. The younger population may leave and take entire families, while women and elders may need to seek their own ways of living. It also expressed concerns that the mine may contaminate a Kuskokwim River tributary- the village’s primary food source.

Donlin Gold did not immediately respond to the Council resolution.

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Donlin Gold is one of the largest known, undeveloped gold deposits in the world. It has estimated reserves of approximately 33.8 million ounces of gold. The construction of the project is expected to extend to at least three to four years, during which it may provide jobs to thousands of people. The proposed mine will be capable of producing an average of 1.3 million ounces of gold every year.

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