Hecla buys Nevada gold mines
Hecla Mining Co. has finalized the purchase of three Nevada gold mines in a cash-stock transaction.
Hecla bought all of the outstanding shares of Klondex Mines Ltd., of Reno, for $153.2 million and 76 million shares of stock, officials said Tuesday. Through the purchase, the Coeur d’Alene-based company acquired the Fire Creek, Midas and Hollister mines in Nevada.
The three gold mines are underground, narrow-vein mineral properties, which Hecla is an expert at operating, company officials said when the deal was announced in March. The purchase will give Hecla a 110-square-mile land position in Nevada.
Hecla also owns mines in Alaska, Quebec, Mexico and the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, where union workers are on strike.