Red Dog Mine

Red Dog Mine 2013 Annual Report

(posted 3/05/2014)


The Red Dog Mine is an open pit, truck-and-loader operation using grinding and flotation processes to recover zinc and lead. The mine is located in northwestern Alaska, in the De Long Mountains of the Western Brooks Range, approximately 82 miles north of Kotzebue and 46 miles inland from the coast of the Chukchi Sea, on land owned by NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA). Access to the mine is by air. The project is a partnership between NANA and Teck Alaska Incorporated (Teck) (the operator). The major Red Dog Mine facilities include the Red Dog Main pit, Aqqaluk pit, mill, tailings storage facility, main waste stockpile, fresh water storage reservoir, water management systems, airstrip and Personnel Accommodations Complex (PAC). Power is supplied by on-site diesel generators. The mine has been in operation since 1989, and operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2012 Red Dog produced approximately 958,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 175,000 tonnes of lead concentrate. All concentrates are exported to world markets via the DeLong Mountain Transportation System that connects the mine to port facilities on the Chukchi Sea. As of 2010, Teck employs approximately 550 people directly and an additional 200 jobs indirectly. A majority of the employees are NANA shareholders.


Red Dog Mine Extension - Aqqaluk Project
EPA Supplemental EIS (October 2009)

 

Aqqaluk Project NEPA Process

On May 4, 2007, Teck Cominco Alaska Incorporated (TCAK) requested a modification to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit AK-003865-2 to include the development of the Aqqaluk Project. The Aqqaluk deposit is located adjacent to the existing main deposit.
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Permits, Authorizations, and Financial Assurance

2009 Consolidated Public Comments and State Responses for the draft Waste Management Permit (No. 0132-BA002) and Reclamation Plan Approval (F20099958)  (11/28/09)

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Northwest Arctic Borough (NWAB)

Support Documents

Technical Reports

Annual Meetings and Annual Reports

2013 Annual Agency Meeting
Thursday April 11, 2013, 1:00 PM
Internet/Web-based Meeting
Teck PowerPoint Presentation on 2012 Activities
Red Dog Mine 2012 Annual Report (posted 3/5/2013)

Annual Meetings and Report Archive

Archives


Links to other State Agency Publications on Red Dog Mine

Department of Environmental Conservation
Red Dog Mine / Division of Air Quality

Division of Spill Prevention and Response / Contaminated Sites Program
Red Dog Mine / Control of Fugitive Dust

Department of Fish & Game, Habitat Division
Red Dog Mine Biomonitoring Studies

Dept. of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health
Red Dog Mine / Heavy Metals


For More Information Contact

State of Alaska Large Mine Permitting Team
Jack DiMarchi
Lead Mining Coordinator
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Office of Project Management and Permitting
3354 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: (907) 451-2806
Fax: (907) 451-5050

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