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Hecla Acquires Remaining 30% Interest in San Juan Silver Project

Tuesday, December 13th

Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”) (NYSE:HL) is pleased to announce that is has acquired the remaining 30% interest in the San Juan Silver project at Creede, one of Colorado’s most prolific silver-producing districts. The San Juan Silver project has a silver resource of approximately 37 million ounces and significant lead. With 20 plus miles of the Bulldog, Amethyst, and Equity veins on the property, there is potential for considerably more silver and gold resources. The property also encompasses the Bulldog mine, Equity ramp, and administration buildings. In addition, the Company maintains a 70% interest in an exploration joint venture that holds ancillary exploration property with numerous unexplored veins in the district.   

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