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ADL 233700: Proposed Millsite Lease to Support Mining of Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. Gil Deposit

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land & Water (DMLW) has received a request from Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. (FGMI), #1 Fork Knox Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712 owner and operator of the Fort Knox Mine, to issue a Millsite Lease, ADL 233700, to support mining of the Gil Deposit. The millsite is needed to provide for waste rock and overburden storage, facilities, and equipment support. Mined ore is to be transported to the current Ft. Knox facility for processing.

The Millsite will be located approximately 8 miles East of the current Ft. Knox Mine. The Millsite is in the Fairbanks Meridian, Township 001 North, Range 003 East Section 11 NW1/4. Total acreage equals 174 acres.

Copies of the Proposed Millsite Lease ADL 233700, may be obtained at:

Hardcopies are also available for review at the following locations:
AK Department of Natural Resources/Fairbanks (3700 Airport Way)
AK Department of Natural Resources/Anchorage (550 W. 7th Ave. Suite 900B)

A written finding is not required under AS 38.05.035(e)(6)(G), and as such a notification of the intent to issue a Millsite lease is not required by AS 38.05.945, and as such is being provided to the public as a courtesy. Comments about the Millsite Lease will receive consideration, provided they are received, in writing, by September 28, 2020 5:00pm AKST. To submit comments or for direct inquiries, contact Richard R. Lessard, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 900B, Anchorage, AK 99501, fax # 907-269-8949; email:

DMLW reserves the right to waive technical defects in this publication.

Supporting Documents

Teck Alaska Incorporated:

Millsite Lease Application

Department of Natural Resources (DNR):

Proposed Millsite Lease

2020 Nome Offshore Lease Sale Results:

Watch the video of the Lease Sale on Alaska Department of Natural Resources Facebook page or view the results on our Nome Mining page.

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