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Hecla Mining signs multi-year deal with Mine Vision Systems

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Mine Vision Systems (MVS) has entered into a multi-year agreement with Hecla Mining Co. to introduce the FaceCaptureTM mapping system into two of its mines in North America.

As the largest silver producer in the US, Hecla’s rich history includes a consistent focus on applying innovative new practices. FaceCapture will enable Hecla to map and georeference the mine face in real-time, reduce production downtime, and bring higher quality information to its geologists at the moment they need it most.

“Our production, productivity, and safety objectives are directly affected by multiple decisions we make at the mine face every day,” said Matt Blattman, Corporate Director of Technical Services, Hecla Mining. “FaceCapture will allow us to process high quality 3D mine face data in real-time, permitting our team to make critical production decisions and with reduced exposure at the mine face.”

“Hecla has over 130 years of experience driving and embracing new and innovative methods to achieve company objectives,” said Mike Smocer, MVS CEO. “We are proud to support Hecla’s culture of innovation and desire to provide better data to key employees when they need it.”

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