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.