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Press Release 2015-8-5

Hoover & Strong announces new Fairmined metal source

August 5, 2015

Iquira MineCurrently sourcing Fairmined gold and silver from the Aurelsa mine in Peru, Hoover & Strong has just announced they have obtained a second Fairmined source in Colombia.

"We have recently partnered with the Iquira Cooperative in Colombia to obtain Fairmined gold for our customers interested in socially-responsible Fairmined products and services," says Torry Hoover, president of Hoover & Strong.

Officially called the Iquira Municipality Agro-Mineral Cooperative, the Cooperative is located in Colombia’s famous coffee region.

The Iquira Cooperative was formed in 2004, after local miners/coffee cultivators received their official licenses and registration through the Colombian government. The Cooperative currently employs 76 people, all of whom have formal contracts including social security and health care insurance and are all from neighboring farming communities, providing important local employment opportunities.

The miners alternate seasonally between artisanal gold mining and coffee cultivation. The Iquira Municipality Agro-Mineral Cooperative is a model example of how coffee, plantain, livestock farming and gold mining can coexist sustainably.

The Iquira info above comes from www.fairmined.org.

"As we continue our efforts to be the most responsible refiner and precious metals manufacturer in the world, we are delighted to add the Iquira Cooperative to our source list for Fairmined gold," says Torry Hoover.

Hoover & Strong currently offers Fairmined casting grain, sheet and round wire in 14K Yellow, 18K Royal, 24K Yellow, Sterling Silver and Fine Silver. Read more at https://www.hooverandstrong.com/fairmined-gold


For more information, Interviews and photos please contact:

Christin Mills, Marketing Manager at Hoover & Strong, christin@hooverandstrong.com, 804-794-3700, ext. 172


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Hoover & Strong is the leading precious metals manufacturer of environmentally and socially responsible jewelry products. Their Harmony line of 100% recycled precious metals includes over 30,000 recycled gold, silver, platinum and palladium jewelry products, all made in the USA. They also offer contract casting, diamond setting, assembly, finishing and eco-friendly refining services.


Hoover & Strong – Your Responsible and Ethical Source

2008 - Hoover & Strong became the first jewelry manufacturer to produce all of their 30,000 mill and findings products with 100% recycled Harmony gold, platinum, palladium and silver.

2009 - Hoover & Strong became the first manufacturer to be independently third-party certified by SCS Global Services for the recycled content of its Harmony products.

2010 - Hoover & Strong began offering Harmony recycled diamonds and responsibly-sourced Canadian diamonds.

2012 - Hoover & Strong’s refinery received the Responsible Source Certification from SCS Global Services. With 80% less chemical usage and zero waste-water discharge, the refinery is the greenest in the world.

2013 - Hoover & Strong was the first U.S. jewelry manufacturer to bring certified Fairmined gold and silver to America’s jewelry market.

2014 - Hoover & Strong introduced their online Harmony Diamond Auctions, allowing diamond buyers and sellers an easy-to-use, cutting-edge platform for buying and selling recycled diamonds.

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