Zinc mining in the United States
In 2019 zinc was mined in six States at 15 mines operated by five companies.
In 2019, 535,000 tonnes of zinc, 69 percent of US mined zinc production, and 4.1 percent of world zinc production, came from the Red Dog mine in northwest Alaska, near Kotzebue, which was the world's second most productive zinc mine, after the Rampura Aguchamine in India. The mine opened in 1989. The zinc was shipped as concentrate to foreign smelters. The Red Dog is a polymetallic deposit, which