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By Shane Lasley
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Greens Creek silver output on the rise

Alaska mine produces 2.4M of Hecla's 3.3M oz of Q1 silver North of 60 Mining News – April 15, 2022

 

Last updated 4/21/2022 at 2:44pm

Underground equipment at Hecla's Greens Creek Mine in Alaska.

Hecla Mining Company

Hecla attributes the increased silver and gold production at Greens Creek to higher grade ore from the underground mine.

Hecla Mining Company April 12 reported that its Greens Creek Mine produced 2.4 million ounces of silver and 10,299 oz of gold during the first three months of 2022.

The Southeast Alaska operation's first-quarter silver output is down nearly 8% from the 2.6 million oz produced during the same period last year but up by about 4% from the previous quarter. Likewise, first-quarter gold production i...



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