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Mine eyes next decade, beyond

Greens Creek replaces reserves, plans tailings expansion project and pledges financial security for perpetual water treatment

Greens Creek Mine is preparing for the next stage of its long-running tenure as a low-cost primary silver producing mine in Southeast Alaska.

The underground mine, located on Admiralty Island about 18 miles southwest of Juneau, extracts ore from a volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit with an unusually high silver content. The mine produces silver, along with zinc, lead and gold as by-products.



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