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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Technology enhances Red Dog processing

Operating for 17 years, Arctic lead-zinc mine shows no sign of slowing down, and finding space for new equipment is a challenge

 

April 29, 2007



As production steadily increases, investment in mill upgrades is making a big difference in the quality of lead and zinc concentrates at Teck Cominco's Red Dog mine in northwest Alaska. Bringing in new equipment and enhancing systems is always a challenge because the facility is already a labyrinth of massive SAG mills, ball mills and flotation columns, mill engineer Curtiss Ehrsam said at a me...



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