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2009-04-29 16:54:14

Canadian mining companies NovaGold Resources and Barrick Gold Corp. say they are moving forward with plans to develop a gold mine in southwest Alaska. The companies are pursuing permits to develop an open-pit mine near Donlin Creek that would extract up to 30 million ounces of gold, worth billions of dollars, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. The plans call for a mine costing $4.5 billion that would hire up to 500 workers and extract 1.3 million ounces of gold a year for 21 years,...