Lucky Friday Mine

April 16, 2011 by staff 

Lucky Friday Mine, Rescue efforts are underway at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. The company owns the mine confirms a miner is not found after an afternoon crash at 5:30 pm the identity of the missing miners have not been released.

Hecla Mining Company, President and CEO of Philips S. Baker say no one has been able to contact the miners after the collapse of land. “We’re not focused on how this happened,” Baker said at a news conference Saturday afternoon, “One hundred percent of our focus is to rescue the missing miners.”

A miner another in the area of?? The collapse, but it was trapped or injured.

The fall of ground was “ten feet high and six meters,” said Baker.

From Saturday 1 pm, rescuers had advanced about 25 meters underground. “The fall occurred at the level of 6150 in a vein that is ,200 feet long,” said Baker.

“We will work as quickly and as safely as possible,” he continued.

Hecla is flying on the resources of the East Coast will arrive later on Saturday.

My Luck Friday is one-meter deep silver, lead and zinc mine. Hecla has operated the mine since 1958, according to its website.

275 employees and 100 contractors currently working in the Lucky Friday Mine.

KXLY has sent a team to Mullan. will keep you informed and KXLY4 HD News at 6.

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