The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has listed mine workers as essential critical infrastructure workers and deemed miners vital to the national effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States is far too reliant on other countries for critical minerals that are essential for important industries and national security.
Access to minerals means a more secure America.
More and more, automakers need silver to develop the technologies that are essential to modern vehicles.
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.
Right now, the United States and China are competing to capture the production of advanced energy technologies like solar panels, electric cars and lithium-ion batteries.
Minerals and metals are essential to our modern medical world and are key to many of the medicinal innovations we see today, serving as the building blocks of the life-saving medical devices and medications that doctors and patients rely on every day.
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