|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||68° 7' 0'' North , 162° 49' 59'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||68.11667,-162.83333|
|Owned/operated by:||Teck Resources Limited|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
An open pit zinc-lead-silver mine located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle near Kotzebue.
Owned by Cominco Alaska, Inc. (joint venture with Cominco American, Inc. & NANA Regional Corp.). Reserves were estimated at 77 million tons of ore at 17.1% Zn, 5% Pb & 2.6 oz/ton Ag.
Shale-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposit. Red Dog's sulphide ore zones lie in sedimentary exhalative deposits within Mississippian to Permian black shales. They are overlain by barite-rich rock and a 20-30-m-thick cap of oxidized mineralization.
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15 valid minerals.
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Econ Geol (1986) 81:1696-1727