Analysts and investors tour the Gilmore expansion project at Fort Knox

A group of twenty-one analysts and investors visited Fort Knox last week to learn more about the recently announced Gilmore expansion project in Alaska.

Lauren Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, and Eric Hill, Vice-President and General Manager, Fort Knox, showed the visitors around the mine alongside Kinross employees from the Fort Knox team, as well as our Projects and Investor Relations teams.  

Analysts and investors got a first-hand look at the Walter Creek heap leach facility, the Fort Knox pit overlook, the mill and the future site of the Barnes Creek heap leach facility, which will be constructed for the Gilmore expansion.

Attendees learned more about Fort Knox’s processing, mill and heap leach operations, and Kinross’ expertise in operating a heap leach facility in a sub-arctic climate. The Kinross team then gave an overview on the Gilmore expansion, reviewed feasibility study details, and highlighted the project’s excellent potential.  

You can view the Fort Knox Gilmore presentation here.

The go-ahead for the Gilmore expansion project was announced in early June and the project is expected to extend mine life to 2030 and add 1.5 million Au eq. oz. in production over the life of mine. For more information and to view the news release, click here.

Lauren Roberts, Eric Hill, Jeremy Brans, Vice-President, Project Value Assurance, Kevin van Warmerdam, Manager, Project Value Assurance, Richard Adofo, Senior Director, Global Brownfields Exploration, Tom Elliott, Senior Vice-President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, Andrea Freeborough, Vice-President, Investor Relations & Corporate Development , Jennifer Cameron, Director, Investor RelationsLaura Hildred, Analyst, Investor Relations, and Anna Atchison, External Affairs Manager, Fort Knox, were just a few of the Kinross employees who answered questions and made presentations. 

“It was a great tour of Fort Knox and Gilmore,“ said Jennifer Cameron. “Our investors and analysts find it very valuable to get a first-hand perspective of our operations and meet some of our people on the ground.  This was a great opportunity to highlight an excellent mine, our technical and operating bench strength and Fort Knox’s exciting future as a result of the Gilmore project.” 

Analysts and investors head to the first stop of the tour, near the Walter Creek heap leach facility 

A look at the Fort Knox pit from the overlook at the mine

Lauren Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, during the tour 

Lauren Roberts, Chief Operating Officer, explains mill processes to an analyst 

Richard Adofo, Senior Director, Global Brownfields Exploration and David Poole, Exploration Manager answer questions about the geology of Fort Knox