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By Shane Lasley
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Substantial drop in Red Dog zinc output

Northwest Alaska mine impacted by COVID-19 and high water North of 60 Mining News – July 24, 2020

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 56

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 4:28pm

Teck Resources Red Dog zinc lead silver mine NANA region Alaska

NANA Corp.

Zinc production at the Red Dog Mine dropped significantly during the second quarter due to COVID-19 restrictions and high water levels restricting access to higher grade ore.

Teck Resources Ltd. June 22 said COVID-19 and water challenges resulted in a significant decrease in the production of zinc and lead at its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska.

Red Dog produced 83,900 metric tons (185 million pounds) of zinc during the second quarter, which is a roughly 47% drop from the 158,000 metric tons (348.3 million lb) produced during the same period of 2019 and a 35% drop...

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