Red Dog Mine's environmental manager, Jim Kulas, talks about the future of this mine, which has become a catalyst for hope for the 12,000 NANA shareholders and a source of jobs and revenues for Alaska.
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.