Coeur Mining, Inc. is a precious metals mining company listed on the Toronto and New York Stock exchanges. It operates four mines from Alaska to Bolivia and has royalty interests in a four other operating mines. It employs close to 1900 people and in 2012 it was the world’s 9th largest silver producer. In 2013 the company changed its name to Coeur Mining, Inc. from Coeur d’Alene Mines and moved its head office to Chicago, Illinois from Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Coeur Mining was formed in 1928 to mine silver in the Coeur d’Alene region of Idaho. The company was an important mine operator in northern Idaho for many decades and among others operated the Coeur d'Alene Silver Mine, the Coeur Mine and the Galena Mine. Coeur sold its remaining assets in the region in July, 2006. In the past 30 years, Coeur has acquired and operated mines in the US, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand and has had operating interests in mines in Australia. It has also held investments in various exploration and mining companies. For a short while, it even manufactured hose, duct and metal tubing. A short history of some of the key mines operated by Coeur is outlined below.