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Successful rescue of a pair of trapped miners at the Hunter Mine seemed less likely after signals from the men ceased after a cave-in.
A dramatic rescue attempt was underway at the Hunter Mine in Mullan, Idaho, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. Miners P.P. Grant and Emil Slayko were caught in a cave-in 1,500 feet deep, and rescuers did not know at first whether the men had been killed outright or were trapped.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday. Montreal-based Semafo said the violence took place about 25 miles from its Boungou Mine in Burkina Faso’s Eastern region while five buses of employees were being accompanied by a military escort.
A major U.S. coal mining company, whose former CEO became a big supporter of President Donald Trump in his effort to save coal jobs, is seeking bankruptcy protection.
The first auto suspension bridge over the Columbia River was opened near Chelan Falls, a few miles above Wenatchee.
GILLETTE, Wyo. – At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn’t even get toilet paper on credit.
The farmers of Wheeler, Wash., near Moses Lake, were willing to take stray dogs off the hands of the Spokane Humane Society and give the dogs permanent jobs as rabbit chasers, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area – which the company says it plans to do if it gets approval from U.S. officials to restart mining. The tribe contends in the lawsuit filed Thursday that Midas Gold is illegally allowing arsenic, cyanide and mercury to remain in the area where the tribe has hunting and fishing rights. Midas Gold has never mined in the area but has acquired existing mining claims
A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution cleanups
Please join the United Steelworkers, shareholders, environmentalists and elected officials to demand accountability from Hecla because workers, our families and communities cannot afford further mismanagement.
Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Hecla Mining Co. alleging the it provided misleading information about its Nevada mine operations.
Nine of the state’s federal legislators have joined the swell of opposition against an exploratory mining proposal for the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia.
Miners in the Coeur d’Alene mining district got a boost in pay from $4.25 to $4.75 per shift. The move was announced at a meeting of the principal operators in Wallace, Idaho.
A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed by Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.
The company responsible for cleaning up the Midnite Mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation has asked the federal government to relax cleanup standards for radiation at the defunct uranium mine.
Dennis E. Wheeler, former chairman of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., died Tuesday at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where he had been receiving treatment for leukemia. He was 76.
Roughly seven weeks after leaving office, former Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has joined the board of a Canadian mining company that is expanding into Idaho.
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, the Associated Press has found.
The Trump administration announced a deal in March that would allow the long-closed Bunker Hill Mine to reopen. But the Canadian company trying to restart mining operations has financial troubles, and one of its major investors is facing fraud charges.