Mining Explorers 2009: Hecla replenishes Greens Creek silver
Miner splits drilling activity between reserve expansion and new mining area to northeast
After spending $750 million to buy out Rio Tintoís 70.27 percent interest in the Greens Creek Mine in April 2008 and then watching base metal prices plummet, Hecla Mining Co. chose to be prudent in its 2009 exploration of the zinc-rich silver mine.
Though restrained, the Idaho-based silver minerís....
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