Published: Monday, 12 October 2015 16:15
Written by E&MJ News
Hecla Mining announced in mid-September that it expects to begin production by the end of 2015 at its San Sebastian project in Durango state, Mexico. The San Sebastian property is located in the heart of the Mexican silver belt and contains a series of precious and base metal-bearing epithermal veins. Hecla mined the Francine vein from 2001 to 2005, producing 545,476 short tons (st) of ore containing 177,541 oz of gold and 11.6 million oz of silver. Grades averaged 0.32 oz/st gold and 22.5 oz/st silver, making it one of the highest-grade producers in Mexico at the time.
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