Mine Mugshot: Red Dog Mine

Where: 80 miles north of Kotzebue, Alaska, United States (north of the Arctic Circle)

Mine Type: Zinc, Lead, Silver (open-pit, conventional drill and blast mining)

Operations: 1989 to current

Owner: Teck Resources Limited of Canada (land is owned by NANA native corporation)

Output: In 2019 production was 553 metric tons

Notable Facts: It is one of the world's largest zinc mines. The fatality that occurred in January 2021 is the second reported fatality at Red Dog mine. The previous one, a geologist, in 2006. 

Picture credit: KTOO.org