Stories tagged: Hecla Mining Co.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
U.S. OKs 1st phase of contested mine in northwest Montana
The federal government has approved the first phase of a proposed copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana, But it won’t consider approving full development of the operation until later.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Super-rich woman announces surprise marriage
From our archives, 100 years ago The surprise marriage of Sara E. Smith to Ralston Wilbur was front-page news in Spokane.
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
Ken Vanden Heuvel: Reform 1872 mining law to protect wilderness
Two proposed mines endanger pristine corner of Kootenai National Forest.
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Four miners sue Hecla Mining Co. over 2011 underground ordeal
Four miners who were trapped and injured two years ago during a rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine are suing Hecla Mining Co., alleging that mine managers knowingly sent …
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, 4:19 p.m.
Silver miners who were trapped at Lucky Friday Mine file suit against Hecla
Four miners who were trapped and injured two years ago during a rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine are suing Hecla Mining Co., alleging that mine mangers knowingly sent …
Tue., April 16, 2013
Miner’s family sues Hecla for Lucky Friday Mine death
The family of a miner killed in a tunnel collapse two years ago has sued Hecla Mining Co. Larry “Pete” Marek, 53, was crushed to death in a cave-in more …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 11:50 a.m.
Hecla won’t acquire U.S. Silver Corp.
Hecla Mining Co. won’t be acquiring a competing silver producer through a hostile takeover. Company officials announced this morning that U.S. Silver Corp.’s shareholders had rejected their cash offer of …
Fri., May 25, 2012
Miners to return to Lucky Friday
WALLACE – The closed Lucky Friday Mine will begin rehiring workers in July and should return to a full workforce by the end of the year, said Phil Baker, Hecla …
Wed., May 9, 2012
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Tue., May 8, 2012, 11:21 a.m.
Hecla reports first quarter earnings of $12.4M
Hecla Mining Co. reported Tuesday a first-quarter net income of $12.4 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenues of $91.2 million. That’s down from a net income of $43.2 …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012
Repairs to closed mine will cost $30 million
Repairing and upgrading the Lucky Friday Mine’s main shaft will cost about $30 million, Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday. Company officials expect to start repairs within a few weeks, which …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 8:06 a.m.
Hecla to bypass rock burst at Lucky Friday Mine
Hecla Mining Co. today announced that it is going to build a bypass at Lucky Friday Mine to take workers away from an area where a rock burst last week …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 15, 2011, 2:40 p.m.
Lucky Friday rock burst registers on seismographs
Three Lucky Friday miners remained in North Idaho hospitals this morning after a rock burst injured a total of seven miners on Wednesday night. The rock burst was strong enough …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2011
Two injured in Lucky Friday Mine
Two miners were injured Thursday while working to expand the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. One was hospitalized in critical condition, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2011
Hecla Superfund settlement approved
A federal judge has approved a $263.4 million settlement with Hecla Mining Co. that resolves one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits. The money paid by Hecla will be used …
Sat., July 30, 2011
Two fires in weeks trigger probe at mine
Investigators are looking into the cause of a second fire in three weeks at the Lucky Friday Mine. The underground silver mine near Mullan, Idaho, was evacuated at 7 p.m. …
Tue., June 14, 2011
Hecla Mining Co. settles Superfund cleanup lawsuit
The owner of Idaho’s oldest operating silver mine agreed to pay $263.4 million plus interest to clean up historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, resolving one of the …
Mon., April 25, 2011
Workers recover miner’s remains
The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry “Pete” Marek was recovered Sunday afternoon, just hours after Hecla Mining Co. announced it had suspended rescue efforts because he likely had died …
Sun., April 24, 2011, 7:37 p.m.
Miner’s body recovered from Lucky Friday mine
The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry Marek was recovered this afternoon after he was killed in a mine collapse on April 15, Hecla Mining Co. announced today.
Thu., April 21, 2011, 5:02 p.m.
Mine rescuers may drill second tunnel
Rescue workers are considering drilling a second tunnel as part of their efforts to reach a silver miner who has been trapped in the Lucky Friday Mine since a tunnel …
Thu., April 21, 2011
Camera shows no sign of miner
Day six of rescue efforts at the Lucky Friday Mine passed without any word on the fate of a miner trapped by a rockfall. Rescue workers were able to insert …
Tue., April 19, 2011, 10:37 p.m.
Bore holes complete, still no sign of miner
Federal mine safety officials ordered the current rescue operation under way at the Lucky Friday mine suspended due to unstable ground conditions. Instead, rescue operations for a miner trapped in …
Tue., April 19, 2011
Mine efforts continue
MULLAN, Idaho – Longtime Silver Valley miners said if Larry “Pete” Marek survived the Friday night rockfall that trapped him 6,150 feet underground, his hydraulic drill could supply him with …
Mon., April 18, 2011, 3:17 p.m.
Rescuers still advancing at Lucky Friday mine
Rescuers advanced another 2 feet through rubble in a tunnel at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, according to the mine owner’s latest update.
Mon., April 18, 2011
Silver Valley awaiting news of 53-year-old trapped by cave-in
By Sunday night, rescue teams had labored for more than two days to free a miner trapped by a cave-in at the Lucky Friday Mine. But they still hadn’t reached …
Sun., April 17, 2011, 1:36 p.m.
Special digging machine arrives in Mullan to continue search for miner
Remote-controlled machine arrives at Lucky Friday mine to continue search for missing miner
Sun., April 17, 2011, 11:37 a.m.
Efforts to rescue trapped miner continue
Larry “Pete” Marek, 53, was trapped by debris when part of the mine’s ceiling collapsed in his work area at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Company officials have not been able to …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1 a.m.
Hecla in tentative deal to pay $263 million over mining waste
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene basin into a …
Fri., Feb. 25, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Hecla says $263 million pollution settlement possible
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene Basin into a …
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011
Local mining, bank stocks had solid gains in 2010
The composite market value of 15 Inland Northwest stocks reached a record Dec. 31, possibly foretelling more good things for 2011, Hart Capital Management President Craig Hart said Wednesday. The …