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High tech, high production at Greens Creek


Last updated 4/20/2018 at 6:03am

High-tech wireless connectivity underground high-grade silver mine Juneau

Judy Patrick; courtesy of Hecla Mining Company

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

Hecla Mining Company April 11 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 1.91 million ounces of silver and 13,118 oz of gold during the first quarter of 2018, down slightly from the 1.93 million oz of silver and 14,022 oz gold produced during the first three months of last year.

The Idaho-based mining company attributes the slight drop in precious metals production at Gree...

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