“Together, through good times and bad, we have built Hecla to become the largest primary silver producer and the third-largest producer of lead and zinc, in the USA. These achievements create jobs for our miners and value for our shareholders.”
“I want to thank the more than 10,000 hardworking men and women who have been part of the Hecla team over the past 125 years on National Miner’s Day,” said Phillips S. Baker, Jr., Hecla’s President and CEO. “Together, through good times and bad, we have built Hecla to become the largest primary silver producer and the third-largest producer of lead and zinc, in the USA. These achievements create jobs for our miners and value for our shareholders.”
“While it is easy to take mining for granted, it is important to take a moment and recognize that without mining, we would not enjoy the lives that we have today. We have never forgotten the integral role our mines play in the fabric of the communities in which they operate. And while the industry has experienced tremendous progress in safety, efficiency and environmental awareness at our mines, we always strive to do even better,” Mr. Baker added.
Since 1891, Hecla has produced over 400 million ounces of silver and 4.5 million ounces of gold.
Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.
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