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By Shane Lasley
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Cutting edge innovation, exploration success ensuring Greens Creek future


Last updated 1/14/2018 at 8:56am

Judy Patrick; courtesy of Hecla Mining Company

This semi-autonomous underground loader is currently filling in between shifts at Hecla's Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska.

After nearly three decades of operation, Hecla Mining Company's Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska continues to rank among the largest and lowest cost primary silver mines on Earth.

On pace to produce between 7.5 and 8 million ounces of silver at a cost of around US$2.50/oz during 2017, Greens Creek is also the cash generating engine that powers Hecla.

"Greens Creek continues to be the domin...

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