Stories tagged: Lucky Friday Mine
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Hecla reports 2Q loss, $6.4 million in costs at the Lucky Friday during strike
Hecla Mining Co. is spending $1.5 million to $2 million monthly on the Lucky Friday Mine during a miners’ strike - work that is needed to keep the deep underground …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Lucky Friday miners rally at Hecla headquarters in Coeur d’Alene
More than 100 Lucky Friday mine workers and their families, retirees and union workers from across the U.S. gathered Wednesday to rally in front of Hecla’s corporate headquarters in Coeur …
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.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Strike at Lucky Friday Mine has little effect on Hecla’s silver production, official says
Hecla Mining Co. produced 3.4 million ounces of silver during the first quarter, with a strike at the Lucky Friday Mine having minimal effect on output, company officials said Thursday.
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: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine
Miners went on strike today at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Hecla leads local stocks with strong price gain in 2016
2016 is ending on a strong note for 10 local, publicly traded companies. Led by Hecla Mining Co., their share prices are up an average of 46 percent.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Miners stuck underground during wind storm
The night shift at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, was stuck underground when the mine lost power during Tuesday’s windstorm.
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., June 2, 2015
Hecla agrees to $600,000 fine for pollution
Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for releasing heavy metals and other pollution into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River during a five-year period. …
Mon., June 1, 2015, 1:53 p.m.
Hecla agrees to $600,000 fine for pollution
Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 for releasing pollution into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River over a five-year period.
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015, 11:45 a.m.
Hecla reports record silver production
Hecla Mining Co. produced a record 11.1 million ounces of silver last year and reported sales of more than $500 million, officials said today.
Sat., April 5, 2014
Feds will expand Spokane mining research laboratory
Federal officials plan to double the number of employees at Spokane’s mine research laboratory, adding more than 40 positions and creating a new Western district office for worker-safety programs. The …
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, …
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 …
Thu., March 21, 2013
Hecla gets a pass on tougher oversight
Federal mine safety officials will not impose tighter enforcement on the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County after Hecla Mining Co. demonstrated it has made safety improvements there. The Mine …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Hecla reopens Lucky Friday
Hecla Mining officials on Tuesday announced the company has resumed silver production at the Lucky Friday mine, which closed more than a year ago after two miners were killed and …
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 9:22 a.m.
Hecla reopens Lucky Friday mine after year’s closure
After being closed for more than a year, Hecla’s Lucky Friday silver mine reopened this week, following a series of safety upgrades that cost more than $30 million.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012, 6:29 a.m.
Hecla recalls workers to resume Lucky Friday mining
Hecla Mining Co. said today it expects to resume mining at the Lucky Friday Mine in the first quarter of 2013 and anticipates producing more than 2 million ounces of …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Fri., July 20, 2012
Hecla faulted for worker death
Federal investigators are blaming the November death of a worker in the Lucky Friday Mine on company management. “The accident occurred due to management’s failure to provide the miners with …