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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Mill shutdown impacts Pogo gold output

Alaska team "worked tirelessly" to repair mill in three weeks North of 60 Mining News – April 28, 2023


Last updated 4/27/2023 at 6:19pm

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

Shane Lasley

The Pogo gold mine in Alaska was down for three weeks to repair damage to a mill motor.

Northern Star Resources Ltd. April 26 announced that an unscheduled shutdown to repair the ball mill motor at Pogo resulted in a drop in gold production and increase in the per-ounce production costs at the company's Alaska operation.

When restarting the ball mill at the end of a routine mill shutdown in early March, the Pogo team discovered damage to the motor. At the time, Northern Star antic...

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