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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Donlin achieves promise of Native hire

Residents of nearby villages provide nearly 90 percent of gold mine project's work force; partners prepare training for future jobs

 

Last updated 4/26/2009 at Noon



While many people are familiar with the 30-million-ounce-plus gold deposit discovered at Donlin Creek in Southwest Alaska, the world-class gold resource boasts another less known but equally impressive statistic.

Nearly 90 percent of the 200-plus people working at the Donlin Project are shareholders of the Calista Corporation, the Native regional corporation that owns the land where the deposi...



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