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By Shane Lasley
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Hecla climbs to top U.S. silver producer

Greens Creek purchase reinforces historical strength of 119-year-old silver miner as it pursues continued growth via exploration

 

Last updated 6/27/2010 at Noon



Undaunted, undeterred and poised for growth is the message Hecla Mining Co. brought to its shareholders at the company's annual meeting in May. This mantra reflects the silver miner's perseverance in overcoming the financial challenges it faced after spending US$750 million in April 2008 to buy Rio Tinto's 70.27 percent stake in Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska, an acquisition that has cat...



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