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By Shane Lasley
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130-year-old Hecla stays on cutting edge

Legacy silver miner embraces latest underground mining tech Metal Tech News – February 17, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:06pm

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Hecla Mining Company

With high-speed wireless connectivity extending a-mile-deep underground, tablets have replaced clipboards and maps for workers at Hecla's Greens Creek silver mine in Alaska.

Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company has survived two global pandemics, two World Wars, the Great Depression, and numerous crests and troughs of a cyclical metals market that has sunk many of the silver miner's contemporaries over the past 130 years. One of the reasons for this long-lived success is a readiness to adapt to change and the vision to adopt new technologies that maximize safet...

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