Hecla Mining Company



A historic ventilation stack built by Cornish miners, who operated in Mexico until the early twentieth century in the Pinos gold district, near Excalibur Resources' Catanava gold project in Zacatecas state. Photo by Manuel Gomez

Excalibur looks to pull gold from Mexican stone

SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO — Cylindrical brick stacks poking out of the barren hillsides can be seen from miles away. But curiously, they don’t attach at the base to any grand warehouse or factory.



The camp at Trilogy Metals' Bornite copper project in Alaska. Source: Trilogy Metals.

Gold, copper remain Alaska’s best undeveloped assets

VANCOUVER — Alaska did not see new mines commissioned or built in 2012, but an overview of the state’s year in mining and exploration from Avalon Development president Curt Freeman at Roundup 2013 in Vancouver showed that mining and…


Dolly Varden hopes to find the next Eskay Creek

The management team at Vancouver-based Dolly Varden Silver (DV-V) had been keeping its eye on an intriguing piece of mining history in northwestern B.C.’s Stewart complex for quite some time. Both chairman John King Burns and…


A headframe at U.S. Silver's Galena silver mine in Idaho. Photo by US Silver

Hecla withdraws US Silver bid

Hecla Mining’s (HL-N) attempt to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T, USSIF-O) and RX Gold & Silver (RXEXF-O) has fallen short. Both U.S. Silver and RX Gold shareholders have voted in favour of a…


UPDATE:Hecla goes hostile on U.S. Silver

In yet another sign that M&A continues to pick up steam Hecla Mining (HL-N) is seeking to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T) and RX Gold & Silver (RXEXF-O), and scoop up U.S. Silver for itself in an…


Hecla goes hostile on U.S. Silver

In yet another sign that M&A continues to pick up steam Hecla Mining (HL-N) is seeking to derail a merger agreement reached last month between U.S. Silver (USA-T) and RX Gold & Silver (RXE-V) and scoop up U.S. Silver for itself in an…


At Southern Silver Exploration's Cerro Las Minitas silver project in Durango, Mexico (from left): senior exploration manager Adrian Robles; general manager of exploration Robert MacDonald; vice-president of exploration Roger Scammell; director Jean-Pierre Colin; and Scotia Capital associate director and geologist Bob Jankovic. Photo by Ian Bickis

Southern Silver eyes next Blind zone

After waiting more than 30 years, Southern Silver Exploration’s (SSV-V) man in Durango is finally getting a crack at the Cerro Las Minitas silver property.Adrian Robles, Southern Silver’s senior exploration manager in Mexico, first…


The Bull Hill zone at Rare Element Resources' Bear Lodge rare earth elements project in Wyoming. Photo by Rare Element Resources

More REEs at Bear Lodge for Rare Element

In an updated resource estimate that includes less than half of the new assay results from holes drilled in 2011, Rare Element Resources (RES-T) has boosted the measured and indicated resources of its Bear Lodge rare earths project in Wyoming…


Hecla closes Lucky Friday for one year

Mining analyst Chris Lichtenheldt of UBS Investment Research has cut his 12-month target price on Hecla Mining (HL-N) to US$8 per share from his earlier forecast of US$9.85 per share, after the silver miner announced it has been forced to close…


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