Kinross World Tracker

x
6.34
-0.18 (-2.76%)
TSX:K
4.78
-0.13 (-2.65%)
NYSE:KGC
1512.5
-7.1 (-0.47%)
GOLD
  • 10
    °C
    08/17, 7:29am
    Fort Knox, Alaska
    24
    °C
    08/17, 11:29am
    Toronto, Ontario
    30
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Kettle River-Buckhorn, Washington
    27
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Round Mountain, Nevada
  • 24
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Bald Mountain, Nevada
    11
    °C
    08/17, 1:29pm
    Maricunga, Chile
    23
    °C
    08/17, 12:29pm
    Paracatu, Brazil
    37
    °C
    08/17, 3:29pm
    Mauritania, West Africa
  • 26
    °C
    08/17, 3:29pm
    Chirano, Ghana
    16
    °C
    08/17, 6:29pm
    Moscow, Russia
    14
    °C
    08/18, 1:29am
    Magadan, Russia
    7
    °C
    08/18, 1:29am
    Kupol, Russia
    24
    °C
    08/17, 4:29pm
    Las Palmas, Spain
    18
    °C
    08/17, 12:29pm
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
6.34
-0.18 (-2.76%)
TSX:K
4.78
-0.13 (-2.65%)
NYSE:KGC
1512.5
-7.1 (-0.47%)
GOLD
  • 10
    °C
    08/17, 7:29am
    Fort Knox, Alaska
    24
    °C
    08/17, 11:29am
    Toronto, Ontario
    30
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Kettle River-Buckhorn, Washington
    27
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Round Mountain, Nevada
  • 24
    °C
    08/17, 8:29am
    Bald Mountain, Nevada
    11
    °C
    08/17, 1:29pm
    Maricunga, Chile
    23
    °C
    08/17, 12:29pm
    Paracatu, Brazil
    37
    °C
    08/17, 3:29pm
    Mauritania, West Africa
  • 26
    °C
    08/17, 3:29pm
    Chirano, Ghana
    16
    °C
    08/17, 6:29pm
    Moscow, Russia
    14
    °C
    08/18, 1:29am
    Magadan, Russia
    7
    °C
    08/18, 1:29am
    Kupol, Russia
    24
    °C
    08/17, 4:29pm
    Las Palmas, Spain
    18
    °C
    08/17, 12:29pm
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Stay updated

Subscribe to our online newsletter below to receive the latest Kinross news articles and information.

Best Mining Story: Reflecting on Fort Knox’s rich 20-year history

Jim Oleson, Ore Processing Superintendent, Fort Knox, (and the 2014 LOVA award winner for Rigorous Financial Discipline), has been working at Fort Knox for 20 years and is an original member of the mine start-up team. He was asked to share a ‘Best Mining Story’ with us in honour of Fort Knox’s 20th anniversary.

“My story is but one of many in the 20 years of gold production at Fort Knox. So what is that story? It’s about forward-looking miners who understood, and undertook, the challenges of bringing a low-grade gold mine into production. The story is also about bringing online one of the largest gold mills in North America, designed to processed 32,000 tonnes per day. We may applaud these leaders but I am confident each of them would credit every employee who put in the hard work to achieve these goals.

The story is also about the numbers, and they are impressive. We are going on 20 years of mining and seven million ounces of gold poured, when the original plan was based on four million ounces and 12 years of mining. All of this was accomplished with the safety of every employee as the first and foremost priority of the company. This was demonstrated with many safety milestones, like consecutive years of working, with millions of man hours, with no lost time incidents. It is also about protecting the environment, and a commitment to return the land to Alaskan magnificence.

The story is also about the future of Fort Knox and mining in Alaska. In 2007, Company leadership had the vision of heap leaching ore in sub-zero arctic temperatures. The success is evidenced by producing nearly a quarter of a million gold ounces. This success extended the life of mine, ensuring continued employment for many people, which contributed to the economy and social wellbeing of Fairbanks.

Though in all likelihood my part in this story will soon come to a close, the story will continue. Your story of mining, and doing so while working safely, will be just as gratifying and will continue well into the future.”

Jim Olesen, Ore Processing Superintendent, Fort Knox

 
© Kinross Gold Corp. 2019 Legal Disclaimer