Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
For information regarding the organization of our business segments and our
significant customers, see Note 11 of Notes to Consolidated Financial
Information set forth in Items 1A, 1B and 2 are incorporated by reference into
this Item 1.
Hecla Mining Company and our subsidiaries have provided precious and base metals
to the U.S. and worldwide since 1891 (in this report, “we” or “our” or “us”
refers to Hecla Mining Company and our affiliates and subsidiaries). We
discover, acquire, develop, and produce silver, gold, lead and zinc. In doing
so, we intend to manage our business activities in a safe, environmentally
responsible and cost-effective manner.
We produce lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which we sell to custom smelters,
and unrefined bullion bars (doré) containing gold and silver, which are further
refined before sale to precious metals traders. ... More ...