Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is the largest primary silver producer in the U.S. and one of the lowest-cost producers, and a growing gold producer. The Company owns two primary silver mines in Alaska (Greens Creek) and Idaho (Lucky Friday) and the Casa Berardi gold mine in Quebec. Expected 2014 silver production is between 9.5 and 10 million ounces with expected gold production of 180,000 ounces.
In addition to its diversified silver and gold operating and cash-flow generating base, Hecla has a number of exploration properties and pre-development projects in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in North America. With an active exploration and development program, the company has consistently grown its reserve base for future production, with 2014 reserves totaling 170 million ounces of silver and 2.1 million ounces of gold reserves.
Established in 1891, Hecla is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and has a sister office in Vancouver, B.C. The company’s common stock has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange for 50 years.