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Weathering low prices

Alaska precious metals mines find ways to drive down costs, bolster production

More gold and silver at lower costs is a common theme for the Greens Creek, Kensington and Fort Knox mines in 2015 and an important component of keeping these operations economically viable for their respective owners - Hecla Mining Co., Coeur Mining Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp.

"Cost control is always a priority and ensures that operating mines can succeed even during downtimes in commodities cycl...


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