Byproducts pay for silver at Greens Creek
Gold, zinc, and lead paid for all mining costs, and then some North of 60 Mining News – August 6, 2021
Last updated 9/2/2021 at 3:53pm
Hecla Mining Company Aug. 5 reported that the gold, zinc, and lead produced at Greens Creek generated more than enough cash to pay the costs to produce the 5.14 million ounces of silver during the first six months of 2021.
After calculating in byproduct credits, the cash cost to produce an ounce of silver at Greens Creek during the first half of the year was negative $1.65. This means that ever...