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Edited Transcript of HL earnings conference call or presentation 6-Aug-15 3:00pm GMT

COEUR D'ALENE Aug 7, 2015 (Thomson StreetEvents) -- Edited Transcript of Hecla Mining Co earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 3:00:00pm GMT

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Corporate Participants

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* Mike Westerlund

Hecla Mining Company - VP, IR

* Phil Baker

Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO

* Jim Sabala

Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO

* Larry Radford

Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations

* Dean McDonald

Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Exploration

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Conference Call Participants

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* Garrett Nelson

BB&T Capital - Analyst

* John Bridges

JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst

* John Paul Sosa

BMO Capital Markets - Analyst

* Joseph Reagor

Roth Capital Markets - Analyst

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Presentation

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Operator [1]

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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Hecla Mining Company second-quarter 2015 earnings conference call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will be given at that time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, today's conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the call over to Mike Westerlund, Vice President, Investor Relations. The floor is yours.

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Mike Westerlund, Hecla Mining Company - VP, IR [2]

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Thank you, Operator. Welcome, everyone, and thank you for joining us for Hecla's second-quarter 2015 financial and operations results conference call. Our financial results news release that was issued this morning before market open, along with today's presentation, are available on our website.

On today's call we have Phil Baker, Hecla's President and CEO; Jim Sabala, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Larry Radford, Hecla's Senior Vice President, Operations; and Dean McDonald, Senior Vice President, Exploration.

Any forward-looking statements made today by the management team come under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and constitute forward-looking information under Canadian securities law, as shown on slide 2. Such statements include projections and goals which are likely to involve risks detailed in our Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and in the forward-looking disclaimer included in the earnings release and at the beginning of the presentation. These risks could cause results to differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

In addition, in our filings with the SEC, we are only allowed to disclose mineral deposits that we can economically and legally extract or produce. Investors are cautioned about our use of terms such as measured, indicated, and inferred resources and we urge you to consider the disclosures we make in our SEC filings.

With that, I will pass the call to Phil Baker.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [3]

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Thanks, Mike. Good morning, everyone.

I want to begin by talking about our San Sebastian project. Last quarter I said the gating item on San Sebastian's path to production was securing a third-party mill. We have now secured one and are completing a PEA that includes the economics of using it.

We've also identified our key leaders for the project and are working on hiring the next layers of management. This property is well on its way to go into production in 2016. We expect to formally announce the production decision to provide the PEA later this quarter.

Now, you may ask why we are so confident we will be proceeding to production before we have completed the PEA. It's because the material is near surface and very high grade. The indicated resource is 55,000 tons grading, 81 ounces-per-ton silver equivalent. Should be at low capital due to our leasing of the mill, and we are confident that we will be mining there soon because we've mined there before, we know the metallurgy, and we know how to operate in the state of Durango and with the local landowners.

San Sebastian is being developed to minimize capital and maximize returns. By leasing the Velardena Mill, we expect to invest less than $10 million in capital in initial production costs in the project that we think could generate in excess of 6 million silver-equivalent ounces in less than two years from shallow high-grade pits.

There's deeper material there as well and, combined with our continued exploration success at surface, could see the potential mine life increase. But in this environment our focus is on profitable, high-return production.

And in this low-price environment San Sebastian differentiates Hecla from other mining companies by providing the opportunity for high-margin production growth and significant free cash flow. For perspective, we believe San Sebastian could deliver as much as a quarter of next year's cash flow from our mines if it goes ahead. And also importantly, the cash flow kicks in before Lucky Friday's expected production increase in 2018.

Now, let's shift gears and look at the macro picture for a moment. As the price of silver and gold has fallen over the past three years, we have seen our peers in the precious metals industry cutting back on staff, largely eliminating exploration and development capital, which are important investments in companies' long-term futures, even cutting back on sustaining capital. Basically, we have seen companies starting on a downward spiral.

At Hecla, our asset quality allows us to do something different. Over the past year we've increased our exploration budget by about $2 million and our pre-development budget by the same amount as we advance San Sebastian and Greens Creek and Casa Berardi. We have made these investments because we believe we can bring San Sebastian into production, that we can materially extend Greens Creek's mine life and value by drilling the down dip extensions.

And at Casa we have discovered material that can impact this year's production in the 123 zone that has been drilled with multiple one-ounce intercepts. Dean will talk about this and other discoveries that we believe could set the mine up for its long-term success.

Our asset quality has also allowed us to increase capital spending at Greens Creek, where we are investing in an expanded tailings facility that we expect to use for the next 10 years, and at Lucky Friday, where we're excavating the 4 shaft, which could add decades to the mine life.

We made these investments because we see them improving the quality of our mines, our credit quality, and the overall strength of our company. We are doing it while maintaining our financial strength, ending our second quarter with $192 million in cash and almost $300 million in liquidity. Jim will have more on this.

We've maintained our operational strength as we focus on further improvements within our mines. The team at Greens Creek has made several changes to the plant, increased recoveries about 8 recovery points this year. We see the improvements at Greens Creek as permanent. The increase in recovery is particularly important when you consider its impact on the approximately 95 million ounces of reserves remaining in the mine which, even at today's prices, represents over $100 million in value.

In the case of the Lucky Friday, the loss of an underground ventilation fan had only a minor impact on its estimated 2015 production because of the measures undertaken by the team there under the leadership of Larry Radford. He'll talk more about this in a minute.

So we are managing our capital and exploration investments prudently, and are now entering into our budget cycle where we have the opportunity to scale back our capital and exploration plans as we consider the impact of lower prices.

For our expectations this year, as indicated on slide 4, we have already announced an increase in the estimated companywide silver production of 10.5 million to 11 million ounces at a cash cost after byproduct credit of $6 an ounce, of which Greens Creek silver production should be between 7.7 million and 8 million ounces at a cash cost after byproduct credit of about $3.75. And Lucky Friday should be 2.8 million to 3 million ounces at about $10.75 an ounce. Casa's estimated gold production is unchanged; they're 130,000 ounces of gold. The mine is being sheltered from weaker gold prices by the lower Canadian dollar.

Our expectations for exploration and predevelopment spending has increased to $24 million largely in an effort to build on the recent success the team at San Sebastian have had.

Now, let me turn the call over to Jim for the second-quarter financial review.

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [4]

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Thank you, Phil.

The second quarter was an important one for Hecla. In spite of temporary challenges at the Lucky Friday, we were able to maintain a production rate that allowed us to increase our estimate for overall 2015 silver production. We maintained our low-cost profile, advanced San Sebastian to the point of likely providing a significant cash flow for Hecla in the very near term, and continued our five-year path towards the goal of increasing Lucky Friday to 5 million ounces of silver production.

On slide 6 we summarize the key financial metrics for the second quarter of 2015 compared to last year. On the top left you can see the benefit of having several producing mines.

Our silver production held steady at approximately 2.5 million ounces, with an increase in Greens Creek production due to higher grades of recovery mostly offsetting the decreased production at Lucky Friday due to the temporary ventilation issue. In addition, our goal production increased over 44,000 ounces in the second quarter due to improved performance at Casa Berardi.

Revenue decreased 11% to $104 million. Adjusted EBITDA decreased 26% to $30 million, and operating cash flow increased $4 million. Operating cash flow increased for two reasons -- one, changes in working capital, and the impact of the advanced settlement of our financially settled base metals contracts.

In the first case, the timing [and] the customer for our last shipment in the quarter meant that we received an additional $7.3 million payment rather than showing it as accounts receivable at quarter end. I will talk more about the advanced settlement of our hedging instruments in a moment.

As shown on slide 7, silver operations continued to deliver a strong cash margin in the first quarter of 66% of sales, or $10.71. Our cash cost after byproduct credit per ounce of silver were $5.61, is up marginally from $5.34 over Q2 2014, mainly due to lower byproduct revenues and lower Lucky Friday production. But it remains at the low end of the spectrum for our industry.

For the quarter our realized silver price was down 17%, gold 8%, lead 6%, and zinc was up 2%. Hecla continues to offer the investor a diversified revenue stream, with 41% of our revenue from gold, 28% from silver, 20% from zinc, and 11% from lead.

We have realized gains on our [in-the-money-based] metals hedges and by doing so we generated an additional $12 million in cash flow. This is not a change in strategy. It is merely something we do from time to time to take advantage of a downturn in metal prices. This leaves us with 34 million pounds of zinc hedges remaining, down from 101.9 million pounds of zinc at June 30, 2014, and no lead hedges remaining.

We think the market for zinc particularly has upside promise as mine closures expected in 2015 and 2016 contract supply. And when the markets for these metals turn, we would expect to have more hedges once again.

So, as you can see on slide 9, in spite of the challenging metal price environment we finished the quarter on the back of strong operating results from all three of our long-lived mines, leaving us with $192 million in cash and cash equivalents. Consequently, if you include our unused revolver we continue to have a total of almost $300 million in total liquidity available to the Company.

On slide 10 is a summary of our balance sheet. We remain comfortable with our level of debt, debt which is long term, has no maintenance covenants, and a low interest rate. The net debt to adjusted EBITDA is within our target of 3 times, and the net debt to capitalization is just 17% of our capital structure, well within our target of 33%.

And with that, I'd like to turn the call over to Larry for a review of operations. Larry?

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Larry Radford, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations [5]

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Thanks, Jim.

On the operating side, you can see on slide 12 that Green Creek had another consistent quarter, producing 1.9 million ounces at a cash cost after byproduct credits per silver ounce of $3.30. The decrease in cash costs from $3.52 in the second quarter of 2014 is mainly due to lower operating costs partially offset by lower byproduct revenues.

The mine continues to run on hydropower and the outlook is positive for the rest of this quarter, although always dependent on the weather.

The big change at Greens Creek is the increased recoveries, up 8%, or 5 percentage points, to 75%. This was due to modifying the flotation circuit in late 2014 to more efficiently scalp additional lead concentrate directly to the final concentrate and by introducing carbon dioxide for pH control in the lead flotation circuit in April of this year. What we are doing is scalping concentrate-grade product, freeing up downstream grinding and flotation capacity. Introduction of CO2 into the flotation process manages pH fluctuations caused by cemented backfill.

In addition, we continue to pursue other improvements, and I see runway for higher recovery numbers.

Construction of the planned expansion of the Greens Creek tailings facility continues to progress. The total capital budget is expected to be $18 million in 2015.

Lucky Friday experienced a 27% decrease in production over the first quarter, 25% over the prior-year period, as you can see on slide 13. This came about as a result of the failure of an underground booster fan. We have taken several steps to minimize the impact, for example, by extending the work week to seven days from six. The replacement fan should be installed early in Q4, and we do have a 15-day scheduled downtime in Q3 for the bull gear replacement, which has been scheduled for the past year.

Volume of 613,000 ounces of silver has led to cash costs after byproduct credits per silver ounce of $12.58.

On the 4 shaft, on slide 14, we have now excavated to the 7835 level. The project is budgeted at $225 million and we expect completion in Q4 of 2016, which is scheduled to be followed by lateral development at the 7500 level. This should enable access to higher-grade ore zones.

On slide 15 you can see that Casa Berardi produced 30,939 ounces of gold in the second quarter at a cash cost after byproduct credits of $832 per gold ounce. The increase in production from the first quarter contributed to the lower cash cost. We expect stronger production, particularly in the fourth quarter, with the planned addition of higher-grade stopes.

I will now turn the call over to Dean for exploration and redevelopment.

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Dean McDonald, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Exploration [6]

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Thanks, Larry.

During the quarter we had active exploration drill programs underground and on surface at Greens Creek and Casa Berardi, and infill and exploration surface drilling at San Sebastian. At all three locations we continued to have strong results that should translate into high-grade reserves and resources. A series of tables are provided at the end of the second-quarter press release that show impressive intersection at each of these sites.

Slide 17 shows a planned view of veins at the San Sebastian project. Outlined in the purple-colored boxes is the location of recent infill drilling on near-surface resources of the East Francine and Middle veins. This drilling has confirmed the continuity of these high-grade veins and upgraded the confidence in resources to measured and indicated categories. These high-grade, near-surface resources are all oxide or supergene enriched and cyanide soluble, proving good recoveries that are the foundation for the robust economics of proposed production.

The yellow oval in the diagram shows the area where recent exploration drilling has been focused, as east extensions to the East Francine, Middle, and North veins continue to be defined and vein mineralization has opened a long strike and at depth.

Our active exploration program continues with the goal of further increasing the resource and extending the mine life. The longitudinal view of the East Francine vein in slide 18 shows very high NSR values per ton where the recent infill drilling of the near-surface mineralization has been completed to upgrade the resources and where current drilling may connect the two high-grade zones into one larger open pit.

Recent intersections, as shown in the press release, include some very rich intervals that grade up to 1.2-ounces-per-ton gold and 360-ounces-per-ton silver in vein thicknesses up to 20 feet. This recent infill drilling has confirmed the East Francine to be wider and of comparable grade to the resource released earlier this year.

The longitudinal view of the Middle vein in slide 19 shows very high NSR values per ton, at near-surface mineralization, where the recent infill drilling has been completed to upgrade the resources for open pit mining, and a deeper high-grade resource that could be mined underground in the future. Both zones consist of either supergene or oxide mineralization that are cyanide soluble.

Recent drilling has confirmed the previous high-grade resource and includes intersections up to 0.6-ounces-per-ton gold and 160-ounces-per-ton silver over widths up to 20 feet.

A preliminary economic assessment is being completed with AMC Consultants to design and schedule a combination of shallow open pits as shown in slide 20. As previously mentioned, we have secured a local toll mill facility and additional toll milling options are being considered.

The Velardena mill has been idle for several years and requires some rehabilitation and updating to meet our standard for environmental protection and best practices in milling, and we expect this work to begin soon. Watch for the PEA before the end of the third quarter.

At Casa Berardi, as shown by the longitudinal section on slide 21, we've up to seven drills operating underground in the west end of the mine defined by the dashed red box. And we are encouraged by the progress upgrading resources in the 118, 123, and 124 zones in identifying new mineralization in the 100, 117, 123, and 124 zones.

A detailed isometric view in slide 22 of the West mine shows the location of recent drilling successes near surface in the 124 zone and with some deeper drill holes in the 100 and 118 zones. Deeper exploration drilling on the 117 zone has defined two distinct parallel zones on either side of the Casa Berardi fault that contain grades up to 0.64-ounces-per-ton gold over 17 feet and are open in all directions.

However, the most impressive results are in the lower 124 zone, where there have been a series of intersections that have graded from 0.5- to 1.8-ounces-per-ton gold in widths that range from 10 to 20 feet, as seen in the table in the diagram.

A closer look at the lower 123 zone is provided in slide 23. The cross section on the left side of the diagram shows how the high-grade zones are stacked as multiple lenses. The drill intervals shown are in ounces per ton, not grams, and represent some of the highest-grade, consistently drilled at Casa Berardi for a long time.

The longitudinal view of these same veins show that the stacked lenses have strike lengths up to 400 feet, but the long dimension is usually down-dipped to depth for many hundreds of feet. Some of these lenses of the 123 zone are open along strike and most are wide open at depth.

Finally, at Greens Creek we continue to drill high-grade intersections that should add resources along the Northwest West, 9a, West Wall and deep 200 South zones as shown in slide 24. Exploration drilling has added new high-grade mineralization at the Lower Northwest West, Upper Southwest, and Gallagher Fault Block. In the next quarter we expect to complete more exploration and definition drilling in these areas and the East Ore zone, which should boost resources and reserves along the red-arrow trends shown in the diagram, and continue to extend mine life.

With that, I'll pass the call back to Phil for some closing comments.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [7]

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Thanks, Dean.

I think what we'll do is go ahead and go to the Operator and open the line for questions.

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Questions and Answers

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Operator [1]

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Certainly. (Operator Instructions) Garrett Nelson; BB&T Capital Markets.

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Garrett Nelson, BB&T Capital - Analyst [2]

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Just wanted to clarify on the 2015 CapEx guidance, has there been any change? It looks like the press release showed $150 million but the presentation showed $145 million.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [3]

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We're still projecting $150 million at this point. We are starting our budgeting process for 2016. And what we elect to do in 2016 will affect 2015 slightly. But, no, stay with the $150 million.

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Garrett Nelson, BB&T Capital - Analyst [4]

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Okay. And then, really good job on the cost side at Casa Berardi during the quarter. It looks like cash costs fell by $142 an ounce sequentially. If you were to provide a cost bridge, how much of that would be due to a weaker Canadian dollar? Or is the main driver just higher production and therefore greater fixed cost absorption?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [5]

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Well, the main driver is going to be the C dollar. Jim, do you have any color on --

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [6]

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Sure. What I can tell you, two things, is at Casa Berardi they're virtually all Canadian dollar expenditures, so if you have changes in whatever your assumption rate is that will impact it pro rata. And of course, as you indicated, volume is a direct item.

If we take a look at our cash costs of $832 and we adjust it for both volume and for the change in exchange rate from the quarter last year, that would be comparative with last year of around $855. So we had real benefit of about $23 an ounce from improved efficiency. But going forward, as always, volume is king, but any change in exchange rate would be pro rata.

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Garrett Nelson, BB&T Capital - Analyst [7]

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Okay, great. And then I wanted to ask about the advanced settlement of the zinc and lead hedges. Did you say that provided a $12 million boost to cash flow during the quarter?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [8]

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Yes.

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Garrett Nelson, BB&T Capital - Analyst [9]

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Okay. That's all I have. Thanks a lot.

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Operator [10]

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John Bridges; JPMorgan.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [11]

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The close-out to the hedges preemptively, is that something you've done before? I don't recall you doing it before.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [12]

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We have on occasion closed out -- we closed out more than what we've done in the past, but we have on occasion closed out hedges.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [13]

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Okay. Yes, interesting move. Congratulations on the discovery at Casa Berardi. Is that some new exploration methodology or was it something you were hoping for along the way? What's the background to it?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [14]

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Certainly something we've been hoping for along the way. We have the view that this ground is very prospective, has been underexplored and has not been explored in a systematic way. And so we've applied that. But, no, this is -- the 123 is the known zone. The 117 is what's really new, I guess. Dean, do you want to add anything?

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Dean McDonald, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Exploration [15]

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Sure. John, the 124 zone we're following the trend. What we have seen, and it's been an evolution, that the beams have become more focused, obviously higher grade with a lot more quartz. But as Phil mentioned, there have been a few other areas, the 117 in particular, where we've defined or found an iron formation which is a great host rock for the mine to the north of the Casa Berardi fault.

And so that's something new. It's something that we've systematically been picking away at. And so, we're starting to see good successes on a number of fronts that some are just a long trend and some, like this iron-formation-hosted gold, are relatively new.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [16]

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Can you use (inaudible)? Do you track the iron formation?

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Dean McDonald, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Exploration [17]

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You can, yes, mag surveys, obviously. And what we look at is the actual mag destruction along those trends, because that means the fluids have come along and reduced the magnetic signature. So that's certainly one of the techniques that we use.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [18]

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Okay, cool. And then, I was a bit confused by the Francine section. You've got a lot of underground workings there. Is that stuff you did the last time you were mining there or --

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [19]

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Yes, that is adjoined; it's on the other side of the San Ricardo Fault. So it's just the angle that you're seeing that image from. It is not where those pits will be. So the distance is a few hundred meters.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [20]

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So you were really, really close.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [21]

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Yes, [you're telling me].

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [22]

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(Multiple speakers)

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [23]

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Yes. And in fairness, we just misinterpreted the San Ricardo Fault and what it did with the mineralization and how it folded over. And the drilling that we did missed it.

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Dean McDonald, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Exploration [24]

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John, maybe to put it in perspective, if you go to the planned view of San Sebastian, you'll see how the Francine vein which we mined is trending to the southeast. When you cross that fault, the mineralization's offset to the north and completely rotated. And so that's why the pit will be quite separate from any of the workings. But it was also the reason there was difficulty finding the extension to the Francine vein 10 years ago.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [25]

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Right. But given all that access and given that you've now got a whole bunch of extra strike, then have you sort of scoped out what an underground mine might look like in five, eight years time?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [26]

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We certainly have done a lot of work on an underground mine, but we've put that on the back burner, with the focus on this open pit for the next few years. We feel the exploration in fact has -- we've limited the depth of the drilling, and so what you'll see over the course of the next two or three years is we'll continue to focus on the surface, but we will at some point shift the exploration focus to the underground and move in that direction. I mean, we -- while we're only projecting a couple of years of operation here, there's certainly the likelihood that we'll find more and be able to move to the underground.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [27]

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Right. Right. And finally, with respect to this new mill, you say you've signed it for 18 months?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [28]

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Well, with an extension beyond that of --

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [29]

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The terms are we've got six months to get it ready. We don't think we'll need anywhere near that amount of time. Then initially we have it tied up for 18 months of production and the possibility for an additional 6 months beyond that.

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John Bridges, JPMorgan Chase & Co. - Analyst [30]

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Okay, got it. Understood. Well done, guys. Thanks a lot.

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Operator [31]

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[John Paul Sosa]; BMO Capital.

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John Paul Sosa, BMO Capital Markets - Analyst [32]

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Congratulations on the quarter. My question is in regards to the number 4 shaft at Lucky Friday. I noticed that the previous quarter you were aiming for a Q3 2016 completion date and now that's been pushed back to Q4 2016. I was wondering what's the reasoning or what's the --

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [33]

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Yes. The difference really is the interruption that we had operationally from the fan at the Lucky Friday. And there's been no real change from what we're scoping to do. We just had to stand down while we had a limitation in the ventilation.

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John Paul Sosa, BMO Capital Markets - Analyst [34]

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Okay. And will that impact any of the capital costs related to the shaft?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [35]

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Yes. It's minor. It's the sort of holding cost while guys were stood down. So we're still at that 225 number.

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John Paul Sosa, BMO Capital Markets - Analyst [36]

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Are you looking at any ways to possibly increase the development of the shaft to make up lost time?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [37]

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We're always looking at that, but it is a pretty small space that you're working in and you're really limited in your ability to work it any faster than what we've been doing. Our excavation rate is now currently what, about 6 feet?

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Larry Radford, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations [38]

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About 6 feet. A day.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [39]

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Yes. Anything you want to add, Larry?

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Larry Radford, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations [40]

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No. The completion right now is early October. It's not like we've really lost anything.

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John Paul Sosa, BMO Capital Markets - Analyst [41]

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Okay. Thank you so much.

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Operator [42]

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Joseph Reagor; Roth Capital Partners.

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Joseph Reagor, Roth Capital Markets - Analyst [43]

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Couple of things. One, on the $8.7 million accrual, did that include I guess it was like a $600,000 fine you got at Lucky Friday for some stuff from 2009 to 2014? And on that note, has that issue with the tailings there been resolved going forward?

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [44]

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I'll take the first part of it and the answer is yes, the fines for the Lucky Friday water issues are included in our accruals.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [45]

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Yes. And we've largely put all that behind us. There are some studies that are going on but, no, as far as that tailings pond 3 -- and ultimately we'll be shutting that pond down. We've been operating primarily in tailings pond 4 for depositing tails for how long how now, Larry?

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Larry Radford, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations [46]

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(Inaudible) years.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [47]

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Yes, a number of years. The pond 3 has just been used to manage water and we'll be shutting that down over the course of the coming years.

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Joseph Reagor, Roth Capital Markets - Analyst [48]

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Okay. And then, looking at recovery rates across all the mines, it seems like you've seen some improvements over historical recovery rates with silver, but a little bit of a downward trend in some of the base metals and gold. Is that a kind of a trend where you expect to continue? Or is that kind of more one-time blips due to grade fluctuations?

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [49]

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Larry, I'll let you respond.

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Larry Radford, Hecla Mining Company - SVP, Operations [50]

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Yes. It's kind of a mine-by-mine thing. Right now Lucky Friday is running the highest recoveries that we've ever ran. We have to remember that recoveries are always highly levered to grade. So in a particular -- in Greens Creek and Lucky Friday they're levered to silver and lead grades, because most of the silver comes out in the lead concentrate.

So you're going to see fluctuations, but Lucky Friday we're running as high as we ever have, Greens Creek we're running very high, higher than we ever have. Casa Berardi, a bit lower than we've seen historically due to some arsenopyrite encapsulation in the 118 zone. We're managing that now through blending and proactive reagent addition.

And going forward we're applying XRF technologies to better identify which ore actually has the encapsulation.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [51]

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And, Jim, you want to add?

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [52]

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I think the key is what we're doing is we're maximizing the revenue stream from the ore body, because the metallurgical changes in effect pull more silver and gold into payable product. And --

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [53]

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Which is lead.

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Jim Sabala, Hecla Mining Company - SVP & CFO [54]

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And the price you pay is a little bit less than the base metals, but when you look at it on a total revenue basis, it maximizes the value of the material and the value of the mine.

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Joseph Reagor, Roth Capital Markets - Analyst [55]

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Okay. Thanks.

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [56]

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So we're maximizing, Joe, the lead and at the cost of the zinc. So if that's what you're referring to in the recovery zone, the zinc, that's what -- that's why.

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Joseph Reagor, Roth Capital Markets - Analyst [57]

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Okay. Thank you.

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Operator [58]

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Phil Baker, Hecla Mining Company - President & CEO [59]

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Okay. Well, I don't think there are any other questions for the line. If you do have a question, please feel free to give Mike Westerlund or me a call and we'd be happy to answer it.

The bottom line is that we are continuing to push forward San Sebastian and Lucky Friday because of the potential that we see at those operations to generate high value ounces that will enhance our cash flow. And I think that distinguishes Hecla in many respects from lots of other companies in the space.

So, with that, we'd be happy to take questions offline. Thanks very much.

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Operator [60]

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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your participation in today's conference. This does conclude the program and you may now disconnect. Have a good day, everyone.

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Hecla Mining is a silver and gold producing company based in United states of america.

Hecla Mining produces silver, gold, lead and zinc in Bolivia, in Mexico and in USA, and holds various exploration projects in Mexico.

Its main assets in production are GREENS CREEK in USA, SAN SEBASTIAN in Mexico and LA CAMORA and LUCKY FRIDAY in Bolivia and its main exploration properties are GROUSE CREEK, SAN JUAN - HECLA MINING and GOLD HUNTER in Mexico.

Hecla Mining is listed in Germany and in United States of America. Its market capitalisation is US$ 1.9 billions as of today (€ 1.6 billions).

Its stock quote reached its highest recent level on March 24, 1995 at US$ 9.88, and its lowest recent point on January 05, 2001 at US$ 0.49.

Hecla Mining has 399 397 443 shares outstanding.

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