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Greens Creek silver output pace slows

Hecla mines easier, lower-grade ore due to staffing challenges North of 60 Mining News – October 15, 2021

Hecla Mining Company Oct. 12 reported that its Greens Creek Mine produced 1.8 million ounces of silver and 9,735 oz of gold during the third quarter of 2021, easing off the 10-million-oz-per-year pace set at the Southeast Alaska operation during the first half of 2021.

Greens Creek's third-quarter silver output is down about 30% from the 2.6 million oz produced during the same period last year. Th...


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