Red Dog Mine

Mineral deposits in Alaska hook- the video clip Red Dog Future- the Aqqaluk Deposit would be great to use as an introduction for a lesson that focuses on how important Alaska’s minerals are to the livelihood of Alaska’s people. I grew up in Northwest Alaska so I have a vested interest in the Red Dog Mine. The Aqqaluk Deposit was approved for mining. This is important because if the mining had not been approved many people would be out of work and unable to provide for their families while continuing to live in their communities.