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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Six-week halt of Pogo gold production

Faulty mill motor the cause of unscheduled downtime at mine North of 60 Mining News – March 17, 2023


Last updated 3/16/2023 at 2:47pm

These spinning mills crush ore mined at Pogo so that the gold can be recovered.

Shane Lasley

The Pogo gold mine in Alaska is expected to be shut down for approximately six weeks due to damage to a mill motor discovered during recent maintenance.

Northern Star Resources Ltd. March 15 announced a roughly six-week shutdown for unscheduled repairs at its Pogo gold mine in Alaska.

Toward the end of a routine mill shutdown that began last week, the Pogo team discovered damage to the ball mill motor, which tripped during restart.

Work has begun on the ball mill motor, but Northern Star anticipates it will take up to six weeks to complete the...

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