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Greens Creek tops 9M oz silver

Hecla Mining Co. Jan. 10 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 9.25 million ounces of silver in 2016, the highest production since the Idaho-based miner bought full ownership of the operation in 2008. This strong performance helped push Hecla's total silver production to a record 17.2 million oz, 48 percent higher than 2015.

In addition to the silver, Greens Creek produc...


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