|Hecla Reports Temporary Care and Maintenance at Lucky Friday Mine|
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2012--
“While we are disappointed with this order and are considering what action we might take, work has already begun to resume production as quickly as possible,” said
The Silver Shaft is a one-mile deep shaft from surface and the primary access to the Lucky Friday mine. The sand and concrete material to be removed from the shaft has built up over a number of years and is expected to be removed primarily by power washing. All other significant activities at the mine including construction of the #4 Shaft and bypass around the rock burst are on hold. Care and maintenance of the underground will be focused on the 4900 level where the #4 Shaft infrastructure is located. Production is expected to resume in early 2013.
A conference call and webcast will be held
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