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By Shane Lasley
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Fort Knox off to a good start in 2023

Higher mill grades offset some of seasonal heap leach lows North of 60 Mining News - May 12, 2023


Last updated 5/18/2023 at 12:12pm

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Kinross Gold Corp.

Higher-grade ore processed through the Kinross Alaska mill helped bolster first-quarter gold production at Fort Knox Mine.

Kinross Gold Corp. May 9 reported that its Fort Knox Mine in Alaska produced 65,404 ounces of gold during the first quarter of 2023, which is a 33% drop from the 87,061 oz produced during the previous three-month period but nearly 19% higher than the 54,803 oz produced during the first quarter of 2022.

Due to the effects of cold weather on recoveries from the heap leach pad, a drop in gold prod...

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