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Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Firm wants to buy Bunker Hill Mine

Miners take a break at the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mill in Kellogg, Idaho, in 1938. A Canadian company says it wants to buy the long-closed mine in Kellogg with an eye toward restarting production there. Bunker Hill opened in 1885 and closed in 1981. (Spokesman-Review photo archive)
Miners take a break at the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mill in Kellogg, Idaho, in 1938. A Canadian company says it wants to buy the long-closed mine in Kellogg with an eye toward restarting production there. Bunker Hill opened in 1885 and closed in 1981. (Spokesman-Review photo archive)

There’s talk once again of reopening the storied Bunker Hill Mine in the Silver Valley.

A Canadian company says it wants to buy the long-closed mine in Kellogg with an eye toward restarting production there, just a mile west of the ski slopes of Silver Mountain. The 132-year-old mine primarily was a lead and zinc producer but also turned out silver.

Toronto-based Liberty Silver Corp., which began as an over-the-counter penny stock in the U.S.. said it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to pay Placer Mining Corp. $30 million for Bunker Hill. Placer Mining has owned Bunker Hill since 1991/Scott Maben, SR. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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