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Red Dog

Red Dog Operations is one of the world's largest zinc mines, located in northwest Alaska, USA.

About Red Dog

Red Dog Operations is located about 170 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue. It is one of the world's largest zinc mines.

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. Mineral processing facilities use conventional grinding and sulfide flotation methods to produce zinc and lead concentrates. Concentrates produced at Red Dog are shipped to our metallurgical facilities in Trail, British Columbia, and to customers in Asia and Europe. Because of arctic weather conditions, the concentrate is stockpiled at the port facility and is typically shipped to customers between early July and late October.

In July 2014, Teck and NANA Regional Corporation marked the 25th anniversary of the opening of Red Dog. In the same year, the mine also achieved record production of 596,000 tonnes zinc.

Exploration continues near our existing Red Dog mine at the Noatak project, where we have been testing high-quality targets with promising results.

At the end of 2014, proven and probable reserves at Red Dog are projected to support mining at planned production rates for a further 16 years.

Red Dog Operating Results

($ in millions)

2014

2013

Revenue

$1,240

$874

Gross Profit (before depreciation and amortization)

$638

$418

Production — zinc contained in concentrate (000’s tonnes)

596

551

Sales — zinc contained in concentrate (000’s tonnes)

594

504

Job Opportunities

  • Closing Date: February 09, 2016

    Hydrogeological/Geochemical Engineer

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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  • Closing Date: February 12, 2016

    Safety & Training Officer

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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  • Closing Date: February 20, 2016

    Metallurgical Intern

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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  • Closing Date: December 31, 2016

    Maintenance Positions

    Red Dog Operations - Alaska

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Teck Alaska Files Legal Complaint Over Severe Tax Hike

Teck Alaska (“Teck”), operator of the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, has filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska over a tax increase that Teck estimates could more than triple its annual payments as of 2016. This tax increase may impact the competitiveness and longevity of the mine, putting jobs and economic activity at risk.

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News Release - Teck Alaska Files Legal Complaint Over Severe Tax Hike
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Infographic: Red Dog Payments to Northwest Arctic Borough versus other Alaska Mine Payments
Infographic: Red Dog’s Local Government Tax Payment if the Mine was Located in Other Alaska Jurisdictions

Teck Alaska Incorporated

Red Dog Operations
3105 Lakeshore Dr.
Building A, Suite 101
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
U.S.A.
t: 907.754.6170
f:1.888.900.1179

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