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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 2017, Northern Star (Pogo) LLC had 320 employees and more than 150 contract employees. The Pogo Mine produced 271,273 ounces of gold from 974,940 tons of ore milled. The mine moved 1,602,107 tons of ore and waste materials and placed 12,990,646 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:

April 12, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Department of Environmental Conservation
Large Conference Room, (B & C)
610 University Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709

Agenda  PDF
Annual Activity Report for Reporting Year 2017  PDF (42 MB)
Appendix G – 2017 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
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