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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Greens Creek funds Hecla growth in 2012

With Lucky Friday down, silver miner leans on SE Alaska mine to capitalize initiative to boost annual production to 15M ounces


Last updated 3/25/2012 at Noon

Plagued with a series of accidents that ultimately resulted in a year-long hiatus of operations at its Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho, Hecla Mining Co. is leaning on Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska to sustain its strong financial position and fund a series of growth initiatives aimed at catapulting the 120-year-old mining company to a 15-million-ounce-per-year silver producer by 2017.


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