Kinross Alaska celebrates first gold pour from Gil-Sourdough

On November 10, Kinross Alaska celebrated a significant milestone with its first gold pour from the Gil-Sourdough mine!

The Gil mine held its official groundbreaking ceremony in September and expects to add 80-100 jobs in Alaska and produce approximately 160,000 Au eq. oz. over a two-year mine life. The satellite deposits are located 13 kilometres from Fort Knox, with Gil ore processed at the mill.

Leadership from Kinross Alaska, as well as Gil project leaders and employees who played a key role in the development of the project, attended the first pour to see their hard work come to life.

“Mining the Gil deposit has been a long-time goal for Kinross. Seeing the first ore go into the mill is a very satisfying achievement for the Gil team,” said Clint Connelly, Project Superintendent, Fort Knox. “We look forward to maintaining safe production over the next few years at Gil.”

Check out photos from the first gold pour below!

For more information on the mine, view the news release here.

Members of the Gil projects team hold the first ounces of gold from the project. Captured above, from left to right: Chris Ekstrom, Gil Mine Supervisor, Kinross Fort Knox, Amy Mattson, Senior Project Planner, Kinross Fort Knox, Clint Connelley, Project Superintendent, Kinross Fort Knox.
The first ounces of gold from the Gil mine are poured
Kinross Alaska and Gil projects team members look on during the first gold pour
Jeremy Brans, Vice-President and General Manager, Kinross Alaska, with the first ounces of gold poured from the Gil mine
The first ounce of gold poured from the Gil mine
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