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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Alaska mine production tops $4.5 billion

North of 60 Mining News - February 6, 2023


Last updated 3/11/2023 at 8:28am

Excavator loads gold-rich ore into a truck at Kinross Alaska's Fort Knox Mine.

Kinross Gold Corp.

A Hitachi front shovel excavator loads ore into a Cat haul truck at Kinross Gold's Fort Knox Mine north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

More gold, strong zinc prices helped push value higher; critical minerals could add a boost moving forward.

Alaska mines produced approximately $4.51 billion worth of nonfuel minerals last year, a 16% increase over the $3.89 billion in 2021, and an impressive 42.7% jump over the $3.16 billion of mined products during 2020, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Commodity Sum...

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