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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Agencies approve Fort Knox heap leach

Stringent monitoring and prevention measures, including the use of technology developed for cold climates, should make facility safe


Last updated 7/29/2007 at Noon

Alaska's Department of Natural Resources issued permits July 3 for Fort Knox gold mine's heap leach project, which will have a total capacity for leaching 161 million tons of ore. The heap leach facility will be in the Walter Creek drainage on about 310 acres of land, and the haul road to the pad will cover another 40 acres. DNR and the Department of Environmental Conservation responded to nume...

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