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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Fort Knox expansion jumps to fast track

Kinross hopes to boost gold production sooner; Alaska mine's output drops 21 percent in first quarter as ore grades, quality slide


Last updated 5/25/2008 at Noon

Kinross Gold Corp., owner of the Fort Knox Gold Mine near Fairbanks, is accelerating work on an expansion project now under way at the mine to boost gold production at Fort Knox as much as six months sooner than originally planned.

Based on the revised schedule, production from the project is now expected to begin in mid-2009 instead of at the end of 2009, as reported in its fourth-quarter 200...

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