I, Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hecla Mining Company (“Hecla”), certify that to my knowledge:
Date: April 28, 2010
/s/ Phillips S. Baker, Jr.
Phillips S. Baker, Jr.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement required by Section 906 has been provided to Hecla Mining Company and will be retained by Hecla and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.
The foregoing certification is being furnished in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission Release No. 34-47551 and shall not be considered filed as part of the Form 10-Q.