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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Fort Knox gold production drops during Q1

More ore on heap leach pad expected to boost summer output North of 60 Mining News – May 13, 2022


Last updated 6/2/2022 at 2:39pm

Excavator loading ore into haul truck at Kinross Alaska’s Fort Knox gold mine.

Kinross Alaska

Roughly 13 million metric tons of ore averaging 0.17 g/t gold was stacked on the Barnes Creek heap leach pad at Fort Knox during the first quarter of this year.

Kinross Gold Corp. May 10 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 54,803 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2022, which is nearly a 26% drop from the 73,830 oz produced during the previous quarter but only a 2% drop from the 55,815 oz produced during the first quarter of 2021.

A drop in gold production during the first quarter at Fort Knox is an annual event that results fro...

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