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Fort Knox Mine

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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 and Barnes Creek Heap Leach facilities. 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. As of the end of 2020, FGMI employed 655 people. Fort Knox produced 200,263 gold equivalent ounces in 2020.

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 Applications, Draft Project Authorizations, and Public Process

Five-Year Environmental Audits

February 2019
Environmental Compliance and Management Systems Audit Fort Knox Gold Mine

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports

FGMI 2021 Annual Meeting

March 31, 2021
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Meeting ID: 980 4853 9590
Password: 756332
Or Mobile Phone one-tap:
CA: +16475580588,,98048539590# or US: +16465588656,,98048539590#
Or Telephone:
Kinross Internal: 8114499
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Canada/US Toll Free: +1 855 999 9116
Meeting ID: 980 4853 9590
International numbers available:
Password: 756332
Or Skype for Business (Lync):

Annual Reports

Fort Knox Annual Activity Report 2020 ADF&G Technical Report No. 21-01: Fish & Water Quality Monitoring 2020

Archive of previous Annual Meetings

For More Information Contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team

Ashlee Adoko
Associate Director
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Phone:(907) 269-8732
Fax: (907) 269-5673

Mail to:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501

Visit at:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501