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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Winter weather slows Red Dog zinc output

Lower zinc prices, higher costs impact first quarter revenues North of 60 Mining News - April 26, 2023


Last updated 4/26/2023 at 10:36am

A semi pulling two trailers loaded with zinc concentrates leaves Red Dog.

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority

A truck delivering concentrates from Red Dog mill to coastal facility about 50 miles to the west that will store them until they can be loaded on ships during the summer.

Teck Resources Ltd. April 26 reported that severe snowstorms impacted first quarter zinc production and revenues from its Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska.

During the first three months of this year, Red Dog produced 126,200 metric tons (278 million pounds) of zinc, which is 39% lower than the 131,600 metric tons (290.1 million lb) produced during the same period of 2022.

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