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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Heap leach could add value at Fort Knox

Decision to construct heap leach facility depends on results of metallurgical tests, due in April; first indications encouraging

 

Last updated 1/29/2006 at Noon



Fort Knox mine near Fairbanks is considering the construction of a heap leach pad to improve its recovery rate and take advantage of soaring gold prices. The project is still in the planning stages, but if mine owner Fairbanks Gold Mining - a subsidiary of Kinross - decides it is viable, the estimated capital cost would be $22 million. Operating costs would be approximately one-third of the cur...



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