A CAT 992 loading a 777 at Red Dog Mine, Alaska.
A brief video of haul trucks being loaded
view from the cab.
Red Dog Mine
In operation since 1989, Red Dog is a zinc-lead mine located in Northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue, and one of the world’s largest producer of zinc concentrate.
Red Dog Operations is an open-pit truck-and-loader operation, using conventional drill and blast mining methods.
The mineral processing facilities use conventional grinding and sulfide flotation methods to produce zinc and lead concentrates.
Product from the mine is shipped to Teck's metallurgical facilities at Trail, British Columbia, Canada and to customers in Asia and Europe.
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