Hecla Mining Company






Workers commemorate sinking the deepest mine shaft in the United States at Hecla Mining's Lucky Friday silver-lead-zinc mine in Idaho. Credit: Cementation.

Cementation sinks deepest shaft in the US

Mining contractor Cementation has sunk the deepest mine shaft in the United States. The record-setting #4 shaft at Hecla Mining’s (NYSE: HL) Lucky Friday silver-lead-zinc…




Workers underground at Vale's Taquari-Vassouras   potash mine in Brazil. Credit: Vale

Moody’s puts 55 miners on review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has put the credit ratings of 55 mining companies under review due to poor market conditions, noting this downturn marks a “unprecedented shift” for the mining industry.


US equities rise, Oct.19-22

U.S. stocks climbed on the back of strong housing figures for September; better-than-expected earnings from major companies like eBay, Microsoft and Amazon; and signs that the European Central Bank would consider more stimulus measures to boost…


Field personnel at Hecla Mining's past-producing San Sebastian silver property in Durango state, Mexico. Credit: Hecla Mining

Hecla contemplates open-pit revival at San Sebastian

VANCOUVER — U.S. silver outfit Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) could be on the verge of adding a new asset to its near-term production profile after a 2014 drill program at its San Sebastian property in Durango, Mexico. The company briefly…


A loader in Hecla Mining's Casa Berardi underground gold mine in Quebec. Credit: Hecla Mining

Hecla boosts gold exposure with Quebec plays

VANCOUVER — Gold production is playing a growing role in U.S.-based silver miner Hecla Mining’s (NYSE: HL) precious metals portfolio, and most of the company’s new exposure to the yellow metal is in Eastern Canada.


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