Blasting operations will cause short delays of Dalton Highway traffic

Dietrich Quarry blasting scheduled for 6 p.m. over several days in June


Bureau of Land Management

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Central Yukon Field Office

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska — During June, Dalton Highway traffic will be stalled for blasting operations in the Dietrich Quarry mine site administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The operator, Nanuq Inc. is planning up to four blasting shots scheduled for 6 p.m. during the next several days:

  • Shot 1: June 7 or 8
  • Shot 2: June 10 or 11
  • Shot 3: June 13 or 14
  • Shot 4 (if required): June 16 or 17

The Dietrich Quarry is located at Dalton Highway milepost 222, approximately 33 miles north of Wiseman, Alaska. Traffic will be held 1,500 feet north and south of the quarry 20 minutes prior to blasting and will be released once the “all clear” signal is given, within 20 minutes of blast completion.

Learn more about the BLM’s mining and minerals program on the saleable material website. For information about the blasting operation, please contact BLM Geologist Rob Sherwood at (907) 474-2200 or


Bureau Of Land Management, Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK  99709

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.