Fort Knox Mine
The Fort Knox mine is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Fairbanks and two miles from the community of Cleary Summit.
- Fort Knox Mine
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- Mines and Mineral Exploration
The Fort Knox mine complex currently consists of two open-pit gold mines (Fort Knox and True North), and the Fort Knox mill, where gold is recovered through the cyanide vat leach process and cyanide heap leaching. Fort Knox began operations in 1996 as a stand-alone mine. It was converted to a regional gold processing facility with the permitting and development of the True North satellite open-pit mine in 2001. The mine is operated by Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. (FGMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation. A Canadian gold company, Kinross is currently the world's seventh largest primary gold producer.
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