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Red Dog Operations Awarded Zinc Mark

Red Dog Operations, one of the world’s largest zinc mines, has been awarded the Zinc Mark (2024) in recognition of environmentally and socially responsible production practices. The mine is located about 170 km north of the Arctic Circle in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue, and is the first mining site to receive this distinction.

News Release - 08/18/2023
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