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Red Dog Mine, Lisburne District (Red Dog district), Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 68° 7' 0'' North , 162° 49' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 68.11667,-162.83333
GeoHash:G#: bkh5w8k2k
Owned/operated by:Teck Resources Limited
Locality type:Mine
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

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