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Vol. 13, No. 35 Week of August 31, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Greens Creek transforms Hecla

Hecla will produce 35 percent of U.S. silver, while lowering political risk with Alaska mine purchase and Venezuelan assets sale

Shane Lasley

Mining News

Hecla Mining Co.ís purchase of the remaining 70.3 percent interest in Greens Creek Mine from its partner Rio Tinto earlier this year resulted in both cash losses and increased silver production for the second-quarter of 2008. The Idaho-based silver producer said the purchase of the Southeast Alaska....

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Silver production at five-year high

Higher production and costs

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