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  • Teck American reopening Pend Oreille Mine

    With zinc prices rising, Teck American Inc. plans to reopen the Pend Oreille Mine in northeast Washington by the end of the year. About 80 people are already working at …


  • State releases report on mine cleanup

    The Washington Department of Ecology has released a report on options for cleaning up heavy metals at the Pend Oreille Mine near Metaline Falls.


  • Corrosive impact

    METALINE FALLS, Wash. – Michigan’s automobile factories are more than 2,000 miles from the Pend Oreille Mine’s assay lab where Sally Dunn prepares zinc samples for testing. Yet Detroit’s pain …


  • Mining layoffs are now official

    OLYMPIA – Canadian mining company Teck Cominco has filed paperwork with Washington state that makes official the permanent layoff of 165 workers at its Pend Oreille zinc mining and milling …


  • Mine to close as zinc prices fall

    Zinc prices tumbled from $1 per pound to less than 50 cents over the past six months. The fallout has repercussions for Northeast Washington, where 165 employees at the Pend …


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