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Mining Explorers 2013: Greens Creek funds Hecla growth

Idaho miner looks to Canada to deepen, diversify its project pipeline

The 6.4 million ounces of low-cost silver recovered from the Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska during 2012 is funding growth aspirations at Hecla Mining Co., including a foray into Canada's mining sector.

This growth begins with the first silver production from the Lucky Friday Mine since the Idaho operation was put out of commission for safety and operational upgrades at the end of 2011.



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