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Red Dog delivers 2.2 billion lb zinc

Extended shipping season good for 2017; mill upgrades, exploration success bode well for the future of Northwest Alaska zinc mine

Thanks to an extended shipping season, roughly 2.2 billion pounds of zinc is being delivered from the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska to world markets starving for the galvanizing metal.

“The concentrate shipping season was extended by two weeks and is expected to be completed in the first week of November, having shipped the maximum possible of around a million (metric) tons of zinc concentrate...

 

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