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Pogo Mine

Project Description

The Pogo Mine is an underground cut-and-fill operation using gravity, flotation, and cyanide leaching processes to recover gold. The mine is located 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction, Alaska, on land owned by the State of Alaska. Access to the mine is via a 49-mile all season road from the Richardson Highway.

The project is operated by Northern Star (Pogo) LLC. In addition to the underground mine workings, major facilities include surface mill, dry stack tailings facility, water management systems, administrative facilities, 250 person upper camp and 203 person lower camp. Power is supplied from the regional grid via a 50-mile transmission line paralleling the access road. The mine was originally permitted in 2003, and operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

In 2018, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC had 340 employees and more than 200 contract employees. The Pogo Mine produced 227,901 ounces of gold from 880,075 tons of ore milled. The mine moved 1,531,890 tons of ore and waste materials and placed 11,585,806 cubic feet of paste fill back in the underground workings.

Financial Assurance

Financial assurance in the amount of $71,908,000 has been received from Northern Star (POGO) LLC.

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports


Participant code:

May 24, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Department of Natural Resources
Large Conference Room
3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks AK 99709

Agenda  PDF
Annual Activity Report for Reporting Year 2018  PDF (44 MB)
Appendix G – 2018 Monitoring Data and Qualified Data, and Historic Data*
*For a copy of Electronic Appendix G, please contact: DNR Large Mine Coordinator (see bottom of page)

Archive of Annual Meetings and Reports for prior years

For More Information Contact:

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team

Ashlee Adoko
Large Project Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone:(907) 269-8732
Fax: (907) 269-5673

Mail to:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501

Visit at:
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1430
Anchorage, AK 99501