North of Kotzebue, Alaska

 

The following pictures were taken at the Red Dog mine north of Kotzebue, Alaska. It is the world's largest Lead and Zinc mine and is 55 miles inland from the coast of the Chukchi Sea. It is located above the Arctic Circle about 173 miles from Russia and I had the privilege to be a guest of the mine in 2008.

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Here I am in front of the main ore storage building where the trucks load for the 55 mile trip to the Chukchi Sea, where it is stored all winter. The second picture is the machinery that reduces the course material to the final product for shippment. (Click on either picture)

The Chuckchi Sea Port for the Red Dog (4.6 Mps Video)