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Vol. 14, No. 47 Week of November 22, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Fort Knox heap leach yields first gold

Kinross Gold Corp. loaded tons of lower-grade ore onto a 70-acre pad in August; poured first bars of yellow metal in November

Shane Lasley

Mining News

About 400 ounces, or 11.4 kilograms, of molten gold poured into bars at Kinross Gold Corp.ís Fort Knox Mine on Nov. 11 marked the first of the precious metal produced from the Walter Creek Valley Heap Leach Facility at the Interior Alaska gold mine. Startup of the heap-leach facility is expected to....

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