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<p>AutoMine can help increase the safety for employees, by allowing them to operate equipment from remote locations.</p>
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AutoMine can help increase the safety for employees, by allowing them to operate equipment from remote locations.

The pioneers of Hecla Green

In south-eastern Alaska, the miners at Hecla Greens Creek are using automated loading technology to increase productivity and improve safety.

Hecla Greens Creek in south-eastern Alaska is the first underground mine in the United States to use automated loading technology from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. The aim is to increase productivity, improve safety and achieve better cost control.

In addition, by using AutoMine, operators can be moved from potentially hazardous situations to a control room at the surface.