Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located in northwest Alaska, USA.
Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located about 170 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue.
In 1989, Red Dog Operations was developed through an innovative operating agreement between the operator Teck and the land-owner NANA, a Regional Alaska Native corporation owned by the Iñupiat people of northwest Alaska. The mine and concentrator properties are leased from, and were developed under the agreement with NANA.
Red Dog is an open-pit truck-and-loader operation, using conventional drill and blast mining methods. Concentrates produced at Red Dog are shipped to our metallurgical facilities in Trail, British Columbia, and to customers in Asia and Europe.
The mine life is expected to continue to 2031.
Verna Westlake, Community Relations Coordinator at Red Dog Mine in Alaska, shares how the Teck John Baker Youth Leaders program, an anti-bullying and suicide prevention program supported by the mine, is making a difference in the lives of youth in the Northwest Arctic School District.
Bill Ivie, Maintenance Planner at Red Dog Mine, talks about how the mine is an economic engine in Northwest Alaska, providing local benefits to the surrounding villages.
Lois Steele, Maintenance Planner at Red Dog, talks about the benefits of Red Dog Mine to the local communities, region and to future generations.
Maggie Dunleavy, Warehouse Floor Person at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, talks about her family’s history of working at the mine, and the educational support she and friends from nearby communities have received from Red Dog.
Todd Hjelm, Drill and Blast Crew at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, shares how his job at Red Dog has impacted his family.
Jason Lee, Mine Maintenance Planner at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, describes the employment opportunities Red Dog provides in the region and the opportunities he’s experienced in his own career at the mine.
Dr. Annmarie O’Brien, Superintendent, Northwest Arctic Borough School District, discusses the impact of Teck’s Red Dog Operations on providing education opportunities in the Northwest Arctic.
Dr. Annmarie O’Brien, Superintendent, Northwest Arctic Borough School District, discusses how Teck’s Red Dog Operations helps create opportunities for the people and communities of the Northwest Arctic.