Ladies, here they are: The Men of Hecla Mining Company -- an entire year's worth, in fact. Business reporter Becky Kramer reports that the new Men of Hecla calendar features some familiar faces, including former Chairman Art Brown; Lucky Friday Mine manager Mike Dexter; and the company's mine rescue team. But a few bare legs and chests are all you'll get in this calendar. The company save its full disclosure for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which regulates accounting practices at public companies. The 2007 calendar was a fund-raiser for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancern Foundation. It's also a good source of Hecla trivia. Example: The company's stock price shot to $53.50 per ounce in January of 1980, after the Hunt Brothers made their famous move to corner the market on silver.
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