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
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...