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Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

True North Mine

Project Description

The True North Mine is located approximately 26 miles northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska.  It is operated by Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. (FGMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation.  The mine is located primarily on lands owned by the University of Alaska and the State of Alaska.  True North Mine was permitted and put into production from 2001 to 2004.  It produced 11.7 million tons of ore which was hauled nine miles to the Fort Knox mill.  In 2009, FGMI made the decision to forego further mining and exploration at the site, and began final reclamation.  In 2010, 149 acres of the site were graded, growth media was placed on 52 acres, and 270 acres were scarified, seeded, and fertilized.  By 2011, the major earthwork was completed leaving a small area of materials to be salvaged. As of summer 2014 the site was essentially fully revegetated and will be monitored for several more years to assure long-term stability.

Five-Year Environmental Audits

May 2012

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

March 2004

Fort Knox Mine, True North Mine and Twin Creek Road

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports

2019 Annual Agency Meeting (held in conjunction with Fort Knox Mine)

Date / Time: March 26, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Location: Fairbanks Gold Mining Company Fairbanks Office
Alaska USA Bldg, Suite 408, 1292 Sadler Way, Fairbanks, Alaska

Archive of previous Annual Meetings (held in conjunction with Fort Knox Mine)

For More Information Contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team

Ashlee Adoko
Large Project Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501
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