Access to minerals means a more secure America.
Delivering power, enabling communications, and keeping medical devices safe.
More and more, automakers need silver to develop the technologies that are essential to modern vehicles.
Silver prevents bacterial growth and advances healing, which is why it’s found in many medical products.
Metals like silver and gold are a part of renewable technologies, energy production, defense, consumer technology, medicine, and transportation…
Hecla is typically the largest employer in the communities in which we operate, providing millions in wages, benefits, taxes paid, and charitable contributions.
Federal initiatives to build advanced energy infrastructure, moving federal vehicle fleets to electric power, and increasing the number of charging stations across the country can’t happen without minerals.
A strong domestic mining industry supports our nation’s economic recovery.
Surfaces made from antimicrobial material like copper can help kill viruses much faster than other metals.
Renewable energy and innovations in battery technology are critical to meeting our country’s goals for a lower carbon future, and silver is a critical component of these green energy technologies.
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