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Fort Knox Mine

News & Announcements

Annual Meeting

Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Fairbanks Gold Mining Company offices
      (Alaska USA building, Suite 408, 1292 Sadler Way, Fairbanks, AK)
Teleconference No. 1-800-791-2345
Participant code: 34598#

Agenda (PDF)
Fort Knox Annual Activity Report for Reporting Year 2017 (PDF)

Project Description

The Fort Knox Mine is an open pit, truck-and-shovel operation using carbon-in-pulp, heap leach and gravity processes to recover gold. The mine is located approximately 25 highway miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, on primarily State of Alaska and private lands within the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The project is operated by Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. (FGMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation. The major Fort Knox Mine facilities include the Fort Knox open pit mine, mill, administrative facilities, tailings storage facility, water storage reservoir and the Walter Creek Heap Leach facility. Power is supplied from the regional grid via a 29-mile power line. The mine was originally permitted in 1994, and operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Fort Knox produced 381,114 gold equivalent ounces in 2017. At the end of 2017, FGMI employed 627 people.

Financial Assurance

Permits, Approvals and Authorizations

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Plan of Operations

Reclamation and Closure

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Waste Management

Support Documents

Archive of June 2006 Applications, Draft Project Authorizations, and Public Process

Five-Year Environmental Audits
May 2012

Environmental Compliance and Management Systems Audit
Fort Knox and True North Mines

March 1, 2004

Fort Knox Mine, True North Mine and Twin Creek Road

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports

2018 Annual Agency Meeting

April 11, 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Fairbanks Gold Mining Company offices
Alaska USA building, Suite 408, 1292 Sadler Way, Fairbanks, AK

Fort Knox Annual Meeting Agenda 2018 (PDF)

Fort Knox Annual Activity Report 2017 (PDF)

Archive of previous Annual Meetings


For More Information Contact

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team
Kyle Moselle
Large Mine Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Mail to:
P.O. Box 111020
Juneau, AK 99801
Visit at:
400 Willoughby Ave., 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone:(907) 465-6849
Fax: (907) 465-3886