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True North Mine

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.

Permits, Authorizations, and Financial Assurance
Financial Assurance
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Acrchive of 2001 – 2004 Activity

Support Documents

Documents submitted by Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc.

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
2013 Annual Agency Meeting

March 22, 2013 at 9 AM at the FGMI 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
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

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