Red Dog zinc production rises with grades

North of 60 Mining News – August 3, 2018


Last updated 9/25/2020 at 6:09am

World's largest producing zinc mine NANA

Shane Lasley

With strong second quarter production Teck Resources now anticipates the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska will produce 1.18 billion to 1.21 billion pounds of zinc during 2018.

Teck Resources Ltd. July 26 reported that the Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska produced 153,600 metric tons (338.6 million pounds) of zinc during the second quarter. This is 26 percent more zinc than was produced during the first quarter and a 20 percent increase over the same period last year.

Teck Resources President and CEO Don Lindsay attributes the higher zinc output "to higher-grade ore a...

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