Stories tagged: Hecla Mining
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
Hecla reports lower 3Q earnings amid ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine
An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Hecla reports higher 1Q earnings despite ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine
Higher silver prices helped Hecla Mining Co. turn a first quarter profit despite an ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine
Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Hecla Mining posts $69 million profit in 2016 on strong performance from its silver mines
Hecla Mining Co. had a turnaround year in 2016, reporting $69 million in profits from strong performances at the company’s silver mines.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Hecla Mining silver, gold production up sharply over 2015
Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.
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.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Lucky Friday miners picket over stalled contract talks
Miners in the Silver Valley picketed Monday outside the Wallace office of Hecla Mining Co. to protest lack of progress on a new contract for about 250 employees at the …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Hecla drops bid to take over Dolly Varden Silver
Hecla Mining Co. has dropped its bid to take over Dolly Varden Silver Corp., a small Canadian company with mining properties in British Columbia.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Hecla makes cash offer in bid for Canadian mining company
Hecla Mining Co. has launched a takeover bid for Dolly Varden Silver Corp. , a small Canadian company with mining properties in British Columbia.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Hecla celebrates 125th anniversary at famed Spokane mansion
Hecla Mining Co., the last of the pioneer mining companies in the Silver Valley, celebrates is 125th anniversary this year.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 11:22 a.m.
Hecla reports loss amid lower metals prices
Lower prices for gold, silver and lead took a bite out of Hecla Mining Co.’s second quarter results.
Tue., March 31, 2015
Hecla has eye on long term with deal to buy Rock Creek Mine
Hecla Mining Co. is poised to buy a large silver-copper deposit in northwest Montana whose location beneath a wilderness area has spurred decades of debate over whether it should be …
Fri., March 27, 2015, 8:20 a.m.
Hecla to buy mining company in $20 M stock deal
Hecla Mining Co. will $20 million to acquire a company attempting to dig silver and copper from a Northwest Montana ore deposit that has drawn the ire of conservationists worried …
Thu., June 19, 2014
Idaho to oversee $50 million endowment for mining, water cleanup
BOISE – Idaho’s state endowment fund has been showing strong returns, so state officials had no qualms this week about putting the board that oversees the fund in charge of …
Wed., May 14, 2014, 1:08 p.m.
EPA to spend $38 million on Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup
Federal officials plan to spend $38 million in northern Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene River Basin this summer cleaning up toxic pollution left from a century worth of mining in the region.
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Hecla says 2011 cave-in victim wasn’t in assigned area
A miner who was killed during a cave-in at the Lucky Friday Mine was not in his assigned work area when the accident occurred, and that action contributed to his …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Suing miners stay at Lucky Friday after accident
Four Lucky Friday miners who were trapped in a 2011 rock burst, and who accuse Hecla Mining Co.’s managers in a recent lawsuit of lying to them about dangerous conditions, …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Lucky Friday Mine to be tightly controlled
When it resumes operations early next year, the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County will be under tighter health and safety controls imposed by the federal government. The Mine Safety …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
Hecla to reopen Lucky Friday
Miners will return to the Lucky Friday Mine early next year, capping a yearlong shutdown at one of the Silver Valley’s largest private employers. Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday it …
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
Area companies beat S&P, Russell
Inland Northwest companies had a strong quarter from July through September. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index grew 14.3 percent in the third quarter. That’s dramatically better than the S&P …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012
Hecla’s takeover effort rejected
Hecla Mining Co. won’t be acquiring a competing silver producer through a hostile takeover. Company officials announced Tuesday morning that U.S. Silver Corp.’s shareholders had rejected their cash offer of …
Tue., July 31, 2012
U.S. Silver board urges rejection of Hecla bid
U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors is urging the company’s shareholders to reject an unsolicited buyout offer from Hecla Mining Co., saying the $110 million bid is “opportunistically timed” to …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
U.S. Silver urges shareholders to reject buyout
U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors is urging its shareholders to reject an unsolicited buyout offer from Hecla Mining Co., saying the $110 million bid is “opportunistically timed” to take …
Fri., July 27, 2012
U.S. Silver mulls options
U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors will review an unsolicited bid from competitor Hecla Mining Co. to gain control of the company by buying up stock directly from U.S. Silver’s …
Thu., July 26, 2012, 10:44 a.m.
Hecla trying to take over U.S. Silver
Hecla Mining Co. is trying to gain control of the Galena Mine in Idaho’s Silver Valley through a hostile takeover of its owner. Hecla is wooing shareholders of U.S. Silver …
Tue., March 13, 2012
Feds say mine not inspected as ordered
After a violent rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine on Nov. 16, federal inspectors ordered mine managers to conduct twice-daily monitoring to check if stress was building up in …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012, 4:31 p.m.
Shareholders file suit against Hecla
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Some shareholders have sued Hecla Mining Co. for stock losses they endured after the federal government shut down the Lucky Friday Mine for safety violations. …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2012
Questions erupt over Lucky Friday
WALLACE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will ask federal regulators to hold a public meeting in the Silver Valley to explain their decision to shut down the Lucky Friday Mine’s …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
Otter asks feds to explain mine shaft closure
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will ask federal regulators to hold a public meeting in the Silver Valley to explain their decision to shut down the Lucky Friday Mine’s shaft for …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2012
Lucky Friday Mine families explore ways to wait out closure
WALLACE – Mark Miller’s baby girl is just learning how to crawl. She has three rambunctious older brothers, ages 2, 7 and 9. Miller hopes he can find a job …