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The head of an Idaho mining company said Friday that Montana officials appeared to be seeking to delay two mines proposed for a remote wilderness area by designating him a “bad actor” because of past pollution at other sites.
Hecla Mining Co. subidiaries sued Montana environmental regulators on Friday for deeming the company and its president as “bad actors” who should pay for cleanups at several polluted sites before pursuing two new mines.
Tom Black spent his childhood summers at his grandparents’ Sanders Beach mansion in Coeur d’Alene. The home built by Bunker Hill Mining Chairman Stanly Easton is on the market for about $8 million.
Hecla Mining Co. could be forced to pay the state of Montana more than $30 million in cleanup costs from pollution at several former mining sites before it can pursue two new projects beneath a wilderness area, state regulators said Tuesday.
A company created to mine for the digital currency bitcoin has begun operation at facility in western Montana.
In a move that could allow the storied Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg to reopen, the federal government has settled a longstanding Superfund lawsuit against its owner.
A partnership between “Dutch” Jake and Harry Baer led to the construction of a legendary hotel in the early 1900s.
Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.
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.
Hecla Mining company produced the second-highest volume of silver in its 126-year history in 2017, despite an ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine.
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 cleanup of arsenic left on their property after a century of copper mining.
Officials say negotiations to resolve a northern Idaho mining strike that has been ongoing since March appear to have become deadlocked.
U.S. officials have approved a 60-million ton expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine that serves one of the largest power plants in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office said Friday.
A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon.
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so special or even essential in their lives, a few are inspired to take action.
An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.
The federal government has approved the first phase of a proposed copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana, But it won’t consider approving full development of the operation until later.
A Canadian mining company says it’s raised more than $2 million from an outside investor to help fund its pursuit of a gold mine north of Yellowstone National Park.
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.
Eight years after paying out $482 million to fund cleanup from a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Silver Valley, the copper mining firm Asarco is back in court, demanding that Union Pacific Railroad pay it $130 million because it contends the railroad caused a big piece of the damage. The railroad is furiously denying the claim...