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Donlin Gold drills idle due to COVID-19

Dam studies, other work continues ahead of mine decision

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 20

Last updated 4/17/2020 at 5:41am

Donlin Gold hardhat and tools exploration drilling delayed due to Covid 19

Judy Patrick

Due to measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, drills at Donlin Gold were put on care and maintenance with the hope that the 80-hole program can resume later this year.

Novagold Resources Inc. April 1 announced that the planned 80-hole drill program at Donlin Gold, a 39-million-ounce gold project owned equally by Novagold and Barrick Gold Corp., has been put on hold due to COVID-19 measures in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Southwest Alaska where the proposed mine is located.

A week earlier, Novagold reported that the roughly 22,000-meter drill program was ongo...

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