Hecla Metals at Work

Learn more about how our metals & minerals are essential to everyday life.

Around the world, mineral resources and metals are the cornerstone of establishing and maintaining standards of living in countries and communities of all sizes.

Mined minerals are used to construct roads, hospitals, and critical infrastructure; they are the foundation of renewable energy technologies; they are used in transportation and medicine; they provide and facilitate essential energy sources; and they are indispensable components of technology and consumer goods from cell phones and computers to appliances and toys.

Not surprisingly, the mining industry is an important economic driver, especially in the United States. As home to one of the world’s most robust reserves of natural resources, the U.S. is a leading consumer and exporter of critical mineral commodities, most notably silver and gold. Learn more about why the metals that Hecla produces are essential to everyday life.

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