Oct 18 Hecla Mining Co -
* Hecla reports 4.3 million ounces of silver and 52,126 ounces of gold production in third quarter 2016
* Qtrly silver production of 4,316,664 ounces, a 67% increase
* Qtrly gold production of 52,126 ounces, a 20% increase
* Qtrly lead production increased 14% and zinc production decreased 15% Source text: [bit.ly/2eoKBVG] Further company coverage:
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 19 A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The 229-foot tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 soared off a seaside launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 a.m. ET (1439 GMT) carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the station.