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When the operators of the Bunker Hill Mine shut it down in 1981, they left behind a blueprint for reopening it in a 21st century future they could never have imagined, as a high-tech and environmentally sustainable outfit that is searching for silver deposits as deep as three miles below the earth’s surface.
MISSOULA – A proposed silver/copper mine near Libby can’t rely on a 30-year-old water quality permit granted to a bankrupt company, according to a Montana Supreme Court decision released on Tuesday.
An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in Hwange National Park, which hosts one of Africa’s largest populations of elephants.
A coalition of states on Monday renewed its push to stop the Trump administration from selling coal from public lands after a previous effort to halt the lease sales was dismissed by a federal judge.
At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions.
Mineral prospectors can no longer use motorized or gravity siphon equipment to search for gold in rivers and streams that are designated as critical habitat.
Contingency is an underlying theme in Adam Sowards’ new book, “An Open Pit Visible from the Moon The Wilderness Act and the Fight to Protect Miners Ridge and the Public Interest.”
Exploration work by a Canadian company hoping to build an open-pit gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park has been halted by a federal judge.
Clean up Lake Coeur d’Alene.
The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of vital energy security.
A Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the Nez Perce Tribe that seeks to force a Canadian gold mining company to acquire permits for pollution discharged from its central Idaho facility will be allowed to continue, a federal judge decided.
“By a vote of 86 to 78, the proposal has been accepted. The strike is over!!” the union, United Steelworkers Local 5114, said in a Facebook post Monday evening after votes were tallied electronically.
After the union representing close to 200 workers at the Lucky Friday mine voted against ratifying a tentative agreement with Hecla Mining Co., the company says it plans to bring the mine to full production by hiring more employees and contractors.
Members of the union representing close to 200 workers at the Lucky Friday Mine near Mullan, Idaho, have rejected a tentative agreement with Hecla Mining Co. that would have ended a 2
Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.
Rescued miners Emil Sayko and Peter Grant told chilling stories about their two-week ordeal deep in the Gold Hunter Mine near Mullan. One of the worst moments came when they were down to one match and one stub of a candle.
The 64-year-old activist seeks justice and community engagement at Superfund meetings, tribal gatherings and even from her chemotherapy chair.
The Montana Supreme Court has removed a big obstacle for a mining company seeking to explore a silver and copper deposit potentially worth billions of dollars under the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in northwestern Montana.
Miners Peter Grant and Emil Sayko emerged into the light of day after being entombed 2,600 feet deep in the Gold Hunter mine near Mullan, Idaho, for 14 days.
Excellent news arrived from the Gold Hunter Mine near Mullan, Idaho. Two miners, trapped for a week, were alive and well, although not yet out of the mine.