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Hecla

Hecla is the traditional English spelling of the Icelandic volcano, Hekla, and may also refer to:

In places:

  • Fury and Hecla Strait, Nunavut, Canada
  • Hecla, Kentucky
  • Hecla, Montana, USA
  • Hecla, South Dakota, USA
  • Hecla, Wyoming, USA, a ghost town near Laramie
  • Hecla and Fury Islands, Nunavut, Canada
  • Hecla and Griper Bay, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
  • Hecla (South Uist), a mountain on the island of South Uist, Scotland

In ships:

  • Hecla class bomb vessel
  • Hecla class survey vessel
  • HMS Hecla, various

In other uses:

  • Hecla Mining Idaho based mining company
  • Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, Michigan, USA
    • Calumet & Hecla Band

Hecla (South Uist)

Hecla or Thacla is a mountain on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a height of , it is the second-highest hill on the island. The name Hecla is Norse for "serrated".

Gazetteer

Hecla, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota

Population (2000): 314
Housing Units (2000): 170
Land area (2000): 0.340114 sq. miles (0.880891 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.340114 sq. miles (0.880891 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27980
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 45.882018 N, 98.151810 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57446
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Hecla, SD
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Usage examples of "hecla".

It was not a mere geyser like those that girdle round Mount Hecla, in Iceland, it was itself a Hecla.

He had followed the Surprise to Gibraltar, landing from the Hecla bomb the night before.

Dawn was breaking and the bulk of Mount Hecla sliding past was purple-brown against the fading stars.

Now the question was, were we once more under Iceland—should we be belched forth on to the earth through the crater of Mount Hecla, should we reappear through one of the other seven fire tunnels of the island?

Now the question was, were we once more under Iceland—should we be belched forth on to the earth through the crater of Mount Hecla, or should we reappear through one of the other seven fire funnels of the island?