Stories tagged: mining
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
The company that hoped to reopen the Bunker Hill Mine later this year has defaulted on its lease-purchase option payment.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 11 a.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 7:28 p.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a visit next week to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on the forested public lands …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Bunker Hill Mining Co. is behind on $400,000 in lease-purchase payments to the owner of the underground lead-zinc-silver property. The company has until Oct. 14 to make the outstanding payment.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Hecla Mining Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $12.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
Three Russian journalists were investigating Russian military contractors and mining industries in Central African Republic when they were killed there, their editor said Wednesday.
Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Congress should end a practice that puts the federal government and states at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
A company created to mine for the digital currency bitcoin has begun operation at facility in western Montana.
Mon., March 12, 2018
A partnership between “Dutch” Jake and Harry Baer led to the construction of a legendary hotel in the early 1900s.
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to binding, third-party arbitration to solve the strike at the Lucky Friday Mine. Union members will vote in March on whether to invoke arbitration.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
The Montana Supreme Court says residents living within a southwestern Montana Superfund site can move forward with their efforts to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a better …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. officials said Wednesday that they have proposed ending the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Environmentalists have asked Montana regulators to suspend permits for two silver mines citing concerns over the track record of the president of the company behind the proposals.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Even though the union workers at the Lucky Friday Mine are on strike, the mine is still producing a limited amount of silver.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
A wildfire and a massive mine cleanup tested Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the North Cascades. About 4,000 people visit the village each year, which operates in a …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Opponents of mining outside Yellowstone National Park are challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone National Park and will consider blocking other …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
The U.S. Forest Service has accepted a Canadian company’s application to conduct exploratory mining about 12 miles northeast of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument boundary.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. says it intends to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant after declaring last year that a new …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
More than 100 Lucky Friday mine workers and their families, retirees and union workers from across the U.S. gathered Wednesday to rally in front of Hecla’s corporate headquarters in Coeur …
Mon., July 17, 2017
Fueled by a lucky stake in a productive silver mine, Levi “Al” Hutton and May Arkwright built the Hutton building in 1906.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Deep beneath this frigid stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, some of the world’s most valuable diamonds are scattered like lost change.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
When Andy Kannegaard died in 1995, it was only natural that his children would gather in his hometown of Wallace, Idaho to dig his grave themselves.Now, 22 years later, they …
Sat., June 10, 2017
The shocking news of the day came from across the mountains: 193 miners were feared dead after a fire in the Speculator Mine near Butte, Mont. This “appalling calamity” was …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Federal officials say seven U.S. coal miners have died in accidents so far this year, compared with eight deaths all last year, most involving miners with less than one year …