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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 Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC (SMMPogo). The major Pogo Mine facilities include the Pogo underground mine, surface mill, dry stack tailings facility, water management systems, administrative facilities, 250 person upper camp and 203 person lower camp with recreation and catering facilities. 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 2016, SMMPogo employed 304 people and had zero lost time incidents. SMMPogo produced 269,342 ounces of gold, mined 1,515,117 tons (ore & waste), and milled 941,856 tons. SMMPogo placed 12,812,069 cu.ft of paste fill in the underground workings.

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

Kyle Moselle
Associate Director
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
Phone:(907) 465-6849
Fax: (907) 465-3886

Mail to:
P.O. Box 111020
Juneau, AK 99801

Visit at:
400 Willoughby Ave., 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801