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 one of the world's largest zinc mines, located about 170 kilometers (105 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 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 current mine life, based on existing developed deposits, is expected to extend through to 2031.

Benefits and Impacts of Red Dog Mine

Red Dog Operating Results

($ in millions)

2022 2021 2020


$2,111 $1,567 $1,394

Gross profit (loss)

$862 $678 $513

Gross profit (loss) before depreciation and amortization1

$1,060 $822 $717

Production — contained in concentrate (thousand tonnes)

553 503 491

Sales (thousand tonnes)

578 446 551
1 This is a non-GAAP financial measure or ratio. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios" section of the Management's Discussion and Analysis for further information.

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Red Dog's Response to COVID-19

Red Dog Operations is focused on safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and the communities in which they live. Red Dog Operations is regularly updating its response protocols to ensure the health and safety of all personnel at the operation is maintained. We work with local public health authorities and our corporate Health and Safety team to manage the risk of transmission and support those who become ill.

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