FUTURE Mine Mugshot: Donlin Gold Prospect

Where: W of Fairbanks, Alaska U.S.A. near Kuskokwim River

Mine Type: Open pit gold

Operations: Needs a power generator, water treatment plant, access roads, housing, ports, natural gas pipeline, and airstrip 

Owner:NOVA gold resources, Barrick Gold Corporation, and in partnership with the Kuskokwim and Calista native corporations

Output: 33.8 million oz. of gold (about 50-60 thousand metric tons of ore per day for about 27 years)

Notable Facts: In 1995 a gold resource was discovered here that made it notable enough to support a mining project, yet it is still in the works to actually begin construction