Hecla to Reopen Lucky Friday Mine
July 2012 by Scott HarnHeclas’s underground Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho is scheduled to reopen following a series of accidents, which included the death of two miners.
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...the federal agency is intrigued by a plan that might result in cleaning up the area without cost to taxpayers.
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