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  • UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

    Hecla Mining reports drop in 1Q earnings

    An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine and tax issues contributed to a drop in earnings for Hecla Mining Co., which reported first quarter income of $8.1 million on …


  • UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

    Lucky Friday miners vote against arbitration to end strike

    Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.


  • 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: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m.

    Lucky Friday’s silver production falls by 90 percent during 3Q

    Even though the union workers at the Lucky Friday Mine are on strike, the mine is still producing a limited amount of silver.


  • 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.


  • Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla posts third quarter loss

    Hecla Mining posted an $8.6 million loss for the third quarter as precious metals prices slumped.


  • 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 …


  • Lucky Friday Mine death blamed on safety lapse

    An underground worker killed by a November 17 accident at the Lucky Friday Mine was wearing the wrong type of safety harness, a federal report says.


  • 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 …


  • Lucky Friday shaft repairs to start soon

    Repairing and upgrading the Lucky Friday Mine’s main shaft will cost about $30 million, Hecla Mining Co. said today. Company officials said they expect to start repairs within a few …


  • Seven injured in Lucky Friday Mine collapse

    Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported by air …


  • Miners rescued at Lucky Friday Mine

    Updated report: Several trapped miners were saved from the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, on Wednesday in the third rescue effort launched there this year. Seven miners were transported …


  • Lucky Friday miner dead

    For the second time this year, a miner has died after sustaining injuries while working at Hecla’s Lucky Friday mine.


  • Mine death put on bosses

    Unsafe work practices caused the cave-in that killed an employee at the Lucky Friday Mine in April, federal investigators have concluded. Larry “Pete” Marek was buried in a 25-foot-high rock …


  • Silver Valley honors Marek

    KELLOGG, Idaho – Larry “Pete” Marek was remembered Thursday as devoted family man and model miner, whose great strength made him a rock that others leaned on. Hundreds of Silver …


  • Rescuers continue to probe mine

    Hecla Mining Co. said rescue crews have started drilling a third bore hole into an open area behind tons of collapsed rock and debris in the Lucky Friday Mine. They …


  • Camera shows mine void

    Rescue workers completed two bore holes into the rubble of Lucky Friday Mine on Tuesday in their effort to rescue a miner trapped since Friday. A camera fed through a …