Lots of life left at greens creek
The Hecla Greens Creek mine holds current proven and probable silver reserves of 125 million ounces, 946,000 ounces of proven and probable gold reserves, as well as 282,250 tons of lead and 725,920 tons of zinc in proven and probable reserves.
The Greens Creek property includes 17 patented lode claims and one patented mill site claim, in addition to property leased from the U.S. Forest Service. Greens Creek also has title to mineral rights on approximately 7,500 acres of federal land adjacent to the properties. Total property package encompasses 23-square miles. The entire project is accessed by boat and served by 13 miles of road.
Major facilities include the subsurface mine, an ore concentrating mill, a dry stacked tailings facility, a ship-loading facility, camp facilities and a ferry dock.
The mine began production in 1989 and today operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
In 2021, Greens Creek produced 9.2 million ounces of silver, 46,089 ounces of gold, 19,873 tons of lead and 53,648 tons of zinc. The mine is 100% owned by Hecla Mining Company and its subsidiaries.
Here’s a short video on the mine and its operations.
ABOUT HECLA MINING COMPANY
Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and has a sister office in Vancouver, B.C. The company’s common stock has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange for over 50 years.
Hecla currently produces silver from three silver mines, Greens Creek, Lucky Friday and San Sebastian, and gold from the Casa Berardi gold mine.
Here’s a short video about Hecla.