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Canadian gold, silver miner boosts production

Photo: Hecla Mining
Photo: Hecla Mining
Published by
Jaroslaw Adamowski - 24 Apr 2019

Production up Canadas gold and silver miner Hecla Mining has reported improved preliminary silver and gold production results for the first quarter of 2019, with silver production increasing by 15% to 2.92 million oz and gold production expanding by 4% to more than 60,000 oz compared with the same period a year earlier.

 

“Silver production was higher in the quarter due to the standout performance from our most important mine, Greens Creek, with higher gold and silver grades and recoveries than the first quarter of 2018,” Phillips S. Baker, Jr., the president and CEO of Hecla Mining, said in a statement.

 

Hecla Mining says it operates mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and develops its gold production capacities in Canada’s Quebec. The Canadian business also operates exploration and pre-development properties in seven silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat
Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat

Chinese control half of the Congo's cobalt