Red Dog Operations is one of the world’s largest zinc mines and is located about 106 miles north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska near Kotzebue.
In 1989, Red Dog Operations was developed through an innovative operating agreement between the mine operator (Teck) and the land-owner (NANA Corporation). NANA Corporation is the northwest Regional Alaska Native corporation owned by the Iñupiat people. The mine and concentrator lands are leased from and were developed in agreement with NANA Corporation.
Red Dog is an open-pit, truck-and-loader operation that uses conventional drill and blast mining methods. Concentrates produced at Red Dog are shipped to their metallurgical facilities in Trail, British Columbia and to customers in Asia and Europe.