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Hecla mines finish year strong

North of 60 Mining News – January 5, 2018


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 5:55pm

Judy Patrick; courtesy of Hecla Mining Company

The real-time data provided by a high-speed wireless data transfer system installed at Hecla Mining's Greens Creek Mine is improving safety and productivity at this underground operation near Juneau, Alaska.

Hecla Mining Company Jan. 10 reported that its Greens Creek Mine produced 8.4 million ounces of silver and 50,855 oz of gold in 2017. The mill operated at an average of 2,300 tons per day in 2017, a record which is about 15 percent higher than the throughput when Hecla became operator of the underground mine in 2008.

Overall, Hecla's four mines – Greens Creek, San Sebastian (Mexico), Casa Ber...

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