Boom prices protect Hecla

DEPRESSED gold and silver production from low-cost US miner Hecla Mining has been offset by strong metal prices, underpinning an increase in sales and gross profit for 2004.

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Despite the increased gross profit, the company actually reported a net loss of $6.1 million, compared to $6 million for the previous year, and income for the year of $23.3 million.

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