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Vol. 11, No. 5 Week of January 29, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


MINING NEWS: Heap leach could add value at Fort Knox

Decision to construct heap leach facility depends on results of metallurgical tests, due in April; first indications encouraging

Sarah Hurst

For Mining News

Fort Knox mine near Fairbanks is considering the construction of a heap leach pad to improve its recovery rate and take advantage of soaring gold prices. The project is still in the planning stages, but if mine owner Fairbanks Gold Mining a subsidiary of Kinross decides it is viable, the estimat....

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