Manh Choh pours first gold

Contango Ore, in a joint venture with Kinross for the Manh Choh operation near Tok, Alaska, has recorded first gold pour from the mine at Kinross’ Fort Knox mill facility.

Mining first started in late 2023 at the site. The companies did not disclose the dimensions of the first pour, but Contango CEO and President Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse called July 8 “monumental” for all stakeholders involved.

“From the first discovery hole to pouring the first bar of gold emblazed with the special Manh Choh branding, it has certainly been a journey, but one that sets us up for future success. With the Peak Gold JV’s Manh Choh project now producing gold, we have a solid foundation to build Contango by employing a different, more disciplined model.”

The land on which Manh Choh is mining is in partnership with its owner, the Native Village of Tetlin, via a lease arrangement. It is expected to produce for four to five years.

Source: Manh Choh

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