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By Shane Lasley
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Greens Creek silver output rebounds

Q4 output up 23%, SE Alaska mine recovers 9.2M oz in 2021 North of 60 Mining News – January 14, 2022


Last updated 2/3/2022 at 2:42pm

Hecla Mining Company Greens Creek silver Southeast Alaska Lucky Friday Q4

Hecla Mining Company

Hecla Greens Creek Mine crews were able to access higher-grade ore during the fourth quarter, which resulted in a 23% increase in silver production over the previous three months.

Hecla Mining Company Jan. 13 reported that its Greens Creek Mine in Southeast Alaska produced 9.2 million ounces of silver during 2021, a 12% drop from the 10.5 million oz produced the prior year. This drop was largely due to mining easier to access but lower-grade ore because of manpower challenges around mid-year.

Despite the challenges and major jump in production at Hecla's Lucky Friday Min...

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