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  • TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:07 A.M.

    Armed bandits attack gold miners, kill 36 in north Nigeria

    Nigerian officials say armed bandits have killed 36 gold miners in northwest Zamfara state.


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 9:17 P.M.

    Rescuers say all 33 miners trapped in China mine found dead

    All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 12:33 P.M.

    Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

    Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

    Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A widower in Hackensack, New Jersey, found he could no longer care for his two girls, Dorothy, 9, and Mary, 3. So he tearfully …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014

    Sunshine Mine accident victim identified as Nick Rounds

    Nick Rounds followed his dad into Idaho’s silver mines, proud of the work and good wages that came with being a miner. “I know that my brother didn’t want to …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2014

    Suing miners stay at Lucky Friday after accident

    Four Lucky Friday miners who were trapped in a 2011 rock burst, and who accuse Hecla Mining Co.’s managers in a recent lawsuit of lying to them about dangerous conditions, …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

    Hecla to reopen Lucky Friday

    Miners will return to the Lucky Friday Mine early next year, capping a yearlong shutdown at one of the Silver Valley’s largest private employers. Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday it …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

    Workers recover miner’s remains

    The body of Lucky Friday miner Larry “Pete” Marek was recovered Sunday afternoon, just hours after Hecla Mining Co. announced it had suspended rescue efforts because he likely had died …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

    Camera shows no sign of miner

    Day six of rescue efforts at the Lucky Friday Mine passed without any word on the fate of a miner trapped by a rockfall. Rescue workers were able to insert …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011

    Rescue crews dig for trapped miner at Lucky Friday Mine

    MULLAN, Idaho – Hecla Mining crews were still digging Saturday evening for a miner trapped more than a mile underground at the Lucky Friday Mine. Company officials Saturday continued to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010, 5:33 P.M.

    All 33 miners rescued in jubilant Chile

    The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth tonight — a joyous ending …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010, 8:25 P.M.

    Mine rescue proceeding according to plan

    Chile’s president says the rescue of miners trapped for more than two months will begin in two hours, keeping his promise to never abandon them.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010, 8:23 A.M.

    ‘Miracle’ in China: 115 trapped miners rescued

    More than 100 Chinese miners were pulled out alive Monday after being trapped for over a week in a flooded coal mine, where some ate sawdust and strapped themselves to …


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