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Fort Knox Mine

Current 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. At the end of 2016, FGMI employed 659 people and Fort Knox Mine produced 409,845 gold equivalent ounces.

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
2017 Annual Agency Meeting

March 28, 2017, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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

Fort Knox Annual Meeting Agenda 2017 (PDF)

Fort Knox Annual Activity Report 2016 (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
400 Willoughby Avenue, Suite 400
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone:(907) 465-6849
Fax: (907) 465-3886