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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Judge revokes water permit for mine under Montana wilderness

A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed by Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Hecla Mining reports third-quarter loss of $23.2 million

Hecla Mining Co. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $23.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

U.S. agency gives initial OK to Hecla mine tied up in Montana court

U.S. officials on Tuesday announced approval of the first phase of a silver and copper mine beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area, yet it’s uncertain when work could begin because …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Hecla Mining reports net income of $12.1 million in 2Q

Hecla Mining Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $12.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Hecla buys Nevada gold mines

Hecla Mining Co. finalized the purchase of three Nevada gold mines in a cash-stock transaction.


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: Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Hecla poised to acquire three Nevada gold mines

Hecla Mining Co. will buy three Nevada gold mines for $462 million in a cash-stock transaction.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Steelworkers union says arbitration carried too many risks for Lucky Friday miners

Steelworkers’ Wednesday night vote against using binding arbitration to end a year-long strike at the Lucky Friday Mine hinged on workers’ fears about potential changes to pay and a long-established …


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: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Arbitration possible in ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to binding, third-party arbitration to solve the strike at the Lucky Friday Mine. Union members will vote in March on whether to invoke arbitration.


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.


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., May 31, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

Court ruling sets back Montanore mine under Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

Some government agency approvals for a proposed Hecla mine that would drill under the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness


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.


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: Wed., March 8, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Trump’s trillion-dollar plan has mining companies and other backers thinking big

As the nation’s largest silver producer, Idaho-based Hecla Mining Co. is fired up over the possibilities in President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure projects.


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury rules engineer at fault in train wreck that killed three near Cheney

From our archive, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury concluded that the fatal train wreck that occurred just east of Spokane was caused entirely by the failure of the engineer …


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.


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.


Hecla Mining to buy Montanore silver deposit in northwest Montana

Hecla Mining Company plans to buy a major silver deposit in Northwest Montana that for decades drawn the interest of speculators and the ire of conservationists.


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.


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.


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. …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …