Canadian Mining Journal


Hecla Mining Company


  • LOAD-HAUL-DUMP: Artisan Vehicle Systems delivers two of its battery powered, zero emission loaders to Hecla Lucky Friday

    February 27, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CAMARILLO, Calif. – Artisan Vehicle Systems has delivered two battery powered, zero emission 153 loaders to Hecla’s Lucky Friday mine in Mullan, Idaho.  Hecla is addressing ventilation and cooling issues related to the depth of its Lucky Friday operation. “I’ve

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    Cementation sinks deepest shaft in the US

    May 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Mining contractor Cementation has sunk the deepest mine shaft in the United States. The record setting #4 shaft at Hecla Mining’s (NYSE: HL) Lucky Friday silver-lead-zinc mine in northern Idaho and plunges 2,922 metres (9,587 ft) below the surface. The shaft has a

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    Hecla boosts gold exposure with Quebec plays

    September 29, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Gold production is beginning to play a larger role for US-based Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL), and the bulk of the company’s increased exposure to the metal is thanks to its ongoing efforts in eastern Canada.

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    Hecla sees potential in junior explorers

    November 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — The market landscape has shifted notably for juniors with exploration stage assets. And though equity markets remain tough, it has opened up opportunities for producers, like U.S.-based Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL), that are…

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    MERGER: Hecla completes acquisition of Aurizon

    June 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Hecla Mining has completed its acquisition of Vancouver-based Aurizon Mines. Hecla has several silver mines and now adds the Casa Berardi gold mine in Quebec to its assets. The mine is expected to produce between…

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    Alamos on verge of derailing Hecla bid for Aurizon as battle builds

    March 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The battle for Aurizon Mines (ARZ-T) is getting nasty.

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    TAKEOVER: Hecla agrees to pay $796M for Aurizon

    March 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Hecla Mining Company of Coeur d’Alene, ID, has signed an agreement to acquire Aurizon Mines in a deal worth C$796 million. Aurizon shareholders may choose to receive either $4.75 per share or 0.9953 of a Hecla share or a…

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    Excalibur looks to build on Catanava’s rich past

    February 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cylindrical brick stacks poking out of the barren hill sides can be seen from miles away. But curiously, they don’t attach at the base to any grand warehouse or factory.

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    ACQUISITION: Hecla buys into Canamex

    November 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COEUR-D’ALENE, Idaho – A wholly owned subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company has subscribed to 14 million common shares of Canamex Resources of Vancouver. The shares are priced at US$0.18 each for gross proceeds to Canamex of $2.52 million….

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    MERGER: RX Gold shareholders okay combination with US Silver, Hecla withdraws

    August 8, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The shareholders of both RS Gold & Silver and U.S. Silver approved the merger of the two companies on Aug. 7, 2012. Court approval is pending and other customary conditions must also be met.

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    TAKEOVER: Hecla attempts to derail U.S. Silver, RX Gold merger

    July 26, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho, and TORONTO – In early June 2012, U.S. Silver Corp. and RX Gold & Silver (both of Toronto) announced they had worked out a plan of arrangement for the two companies. Uniting under the U.S. Silver & Gold…

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    Time is ripe for miners to push cash out to shareholders

    June 11, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Investors are hardly in the mood for risk.