November 2000
Volume 52    Issue 11

Mining and sustainable development at Red Dog

Mining Engineering , 2000, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 0-6
Horswill, D.H.; Sandvik, Helvi

The Red Dog Mine is the world’s largest zinc mine. It is located 145 km (90 miles) north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska on lands owned by the Inupiat Eskimo organization called the Northwest Alaskan Native Association (NANA) Development Corp. NANA acquired surface and subsurface title to this resource as part of its settlement lands under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. In 1982, NANA entered into a lease agreement with Cominco.

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