Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 12, 2018


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



Delaware 1-8491 77-0664171
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
of Incorporation)    


6500 North Mineral Drive, Suite 200

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815-9408

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(208) 769-4100

(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former name or Former Address, if changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.02  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On July 12, 2018, Hecla Mining Company (the “Company”) issued a news release (“Release”) announcing preliminary production and financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018.  All measures of the Company's second quarter 2018 operating and financial results and conditions contained in the Release are preliminary and reflect the Company’s expected results as of the date of the Release. Actual reported second quarter 2018 results are subject to management's final review as well as review by the Company's independent registered accounting firm and may vary significantly from current expectations because of a number of factors, including, without limitation, additional or revised information and changes in accounting standards or policies or in how those standards are applied. A copy of the Release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.  


Item 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure


The Release described above also discusses the Company’s pending acquisition of Klondex Mines Ltd. (“Klondex”).


In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Items 2.02 and 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 8.01  Other Events


On July 12, 2018, Klondex announced that its shareholders and other security holders had approved the previously announced plan of arrangement between the Company and Klondex at a special meeting of Klondex’s shareholders and option holders held on July 12, 2018.


Completion of the arrangement is subject to various conditions, including final court approval, and is expected to occur on July 20, 2018.


Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits









News Release, dated July 12, 2018.*


* Furnished herewith







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated:     July 12, 2018


Hecla Mining Company

By:/s/ David C. Sienko                                                 

      David C. Sienko

      Vice President & General Counsel