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Manh Choh project, Alaska

In September 2020, Kinross acquired 70% of the Manh Choh project (formerly the Peak project) in Alaska, located approximately 400 kilometres southeast of Fort Knox

In mid-2022, Kinross, as operator of the joint venture, announced that it is proceeding with the Manh Choh project. Initial production is expected to commence in the second half of 2024 and the project is expected to increase Kinross’ production profile in Alaska by a total of approximately 640,000 attributable Au eq. oz. over the life of mine.

Kinross plans to process Manh Choh ore at Fort Knox utilizing the existing mill and infrastructure to benefit both the project and the mine.


In 2022, Kinross is budgeting approximately $7 million for exploration programs at Fort Knox and Manh Choh, with the goal of converting inferred resource estimates at Gil-Sourdough, which is located 13 kilometres from Fort Knox, to indicated resources, and exploring two key targets at Manh Choh, along with extensive regional reconnaissance for the greater Tetlin lease area.

  • Ownership 100% Kinross
  • Mining Open pit
  • Location 42 kilometres northeast of the City of Fairbanks
  • Processing Milling, gravity, heap leach
  • Expected Life of Mine 2030
  • 2021 Gold Equivalent Production 264,283 oz.
  • 2021 Proven and Probable Reserves 2,467 Au koz.
    (as of December 31, 2021)
  • 2021 Cost of Sales US $1,014/oz.
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