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E M I SUMITOMO POGO MINE LLC – POGO MINE SUMMER 2012 Gold Flowing in Alaska Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC has discovered there is plenty left to extract from the legendary gold play in Delta Junction, Alaska. [ BY BRIAN SALGADO ] • Delta Junction, Alaska “Pogo is no longer the Pogo of the past.” // CHRIS KENNEDY, mine general manager The Pogo Mine in remote northeastern Alaska ain’t what it used to be. As with all things, change is inevitable. Pogo Mine has been in production for six years and it too has realized change from the original vision. The ever-rising prices of gold throughout the world has had a positive impact to Sumitomo Corp.’s decision in buying Teck Cominco’s 40 percent interest in the property, according to the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. Today, Mine General Manager Chris Kennedy says the exploration drilling has had a positive impact on extending the current mine life from 2017 to 2021 and with additional drilling in 2012, this could be extended. “Based on where we’re at today, we’ve come a long way,” Kennedy adds. “Pogo is no longer the Pogo of the past.” According to the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, the Pogo Mine is located in the Goodpaster River Valley of Alaska, 85 miles southeast of Fairbanks and 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction. The conventional underground mine processed 2,550 tons of ore per day PROFILE in 2009 for a total of 930,836 tons of ore for the year. The Pogo deposit, according to the center, is a gold sulfide ore body hosted in a large quartz vein system, with lowgrade ore present in quartz stock works. The mine is expected to produce 400,000 ounces of gold per year over the The Pogo Mine is expected to produce 400,000 ounces of gold per year in the mine’s 10-year lifespan.. Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine. | Location: Delta Junction, Alaska | Employees: 314 | Resource: Gold deposits 200

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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