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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Teck Cominco tackles Alaska, B.C. challenges

Icy conditions, poor weather slow zinc shipments from Red Dog; labor union OKs new agreement at copper, molybdenum mine


October 29, 2006

Teck Cominco revised its sales advisory to customers and investors in September, saying ice and poor weather conditions delayed shipments from its Red Dog zinc, lead mine, which is located about 50 miles above the Arctic Circle.

The shipping delays adversely affected the company's third-quarter results, cutting anticipated sales nearly 30 percent, or by 50,000 tonnes, Teck Cominco said Sept. 2...

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