Fort Knox mine begins building gold leaching facility

The Ft. Knox mine has begun construction of a heap leach facility. The state’s largest gold mine received state and federal permits for the operation a year ago. It involves percolating a cyanide solution through massive piles of low grade ore, to liberate gold. The grant is one of 25 awarded to rural communities across the U.S. to provide broadband service where none had previously existed.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

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