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Fort Knox Mine

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. Fort Knox produced 381,114 gold equivalent ounces in 2017. At the end of 2017, FGMI employed 627 people.

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

2018 Annual Agency Meeting

April 11, 2018, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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

Fort Knox Annual Meeting Agenda 2018 (PDF)

Fort Knox Annual Activity Report 2017 (PDF)

Archive of previous Annual Meetings

For More Information Contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team

Kyle Moselle
Associate Director
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Phone:(907) 465-6849
Fax: (907) 465-3886

Mail to:
P.O. Box 111020
Juneau, AK 99801

Visit at:
400 Willoughby Ave., 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801