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By Shane Lasley
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Challenging quarter slows Pogo gold output

COVID, conveyor repairs result in 24 days of no production North of 60 Mining News – October 22, 2021


Last updated 10/28/2021 at 2:59pm

Northern Star Resources COVID Australia Pogo Mine mill output conveyor repair

Northern Star Resources Ltd.

Repairs to the primary conveyor in the iconic "big blue tube" at Northern Star's Pogo gold mine contributed to 24 days of production downtime during the September quarter.

Challenged by a spike of COVID cases in Alaska and unplanned downtime due to a failure of the primary conveyor that delivers ore to the mill, Northern Star Resources Ltd.'s Pogo Mine in Alaska produced less gold at higher costs during the first quarter of the Australian miner's fiscal year 2022, which began on July 1.

These hurdles came at a time when crews were commissioning mill upgrades that...

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