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Coeur d’Alene Mines moving head office to Chicago

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. announced today it will move its headquarters to Chicago this year.


Hecla gets a pass on tougher oversight

Federal mine safety officials will not impose tighter enforcement on the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County after Hecla Mining Co. demonstrated it has made safety improvements there. The Mine …


CdA Mines may move to Chicago

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., a North Idaho institution for more than eight decades, may move its headquarters to Chicago. Company officials broke the news Thursday to employees in the Coeur …


Forest Service sees no harm in mining near St. Helens

LONGVIEW, Wash. – A mining company can prospect for gold, copper and other minerals near Mount St. Helens, the U.S. Forest Service said. Drilling planned 12 miles north of the …


Lucky Friday Mine to be tightly controlled

When it resumes operations early next year, the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County will be under tighter health and safety controls imposed by the federal government. The Mine Safety …


Groups confront Idaho roadless rule

A coalition of environmental groups filed arguments last week before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Portland in an ongoing effort to repeal the Idaho roadless rule and …


Feds outline Silver Valley cleanup in N. Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE — The federal government has released its implementation plan for the first 10 years of a massive cleanup of a century’s worth of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver …


Hecla to reopen Lucky Friday

Miners will return to the Lucky Friday Mine early next year, capping a yearlong shutdown at one of the Silver Valley’s largest private employers. Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday it …


Coeur d’Alene Mines posts loss, stock takes hit

Shares of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. sank today after the company reported a net loss following lower production and sales of silver and gold.


Hecla recalls workers to resume Lucky Friday mining

Hecla Mining Co. said today it expects to resume mining at the Lucky Friday Mine in the first quarter of 2013 and anticipates producing more than 2 million ounces of …


Court: More info needed before company can mine

A Spokane Valley company will need to secure a more detailed water quality permit to develop a silver and copper mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. The Montana Supreme Court …


Montana court voids permit for Rock Creek Mine

A Spokane Valley company has been dealt a setback in its effort to open a silver and copper mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.


Out & About: Kid in driver’s seat for last youth hunt

OUTGOING – Daniel Kuhta, 15 (pictured above), ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons last Sunday with a limit of pheasants at the Fishtrap Lake area. …


Heavy metal cleanup finishing

The Washington State Department of Ecology is wrapping up the last of its planned heavy metals cleanup projects along the Spokane River. The projects, which started in 2006, are designed …


Hecla acquires interest in Dolly Varden Silver Corp.

Hecla Mining Co. announced Tuesday it has acquired an interest in Dolly Varden Silver Corp., a Canadian firm with silver mines in northwestern British Columbia. Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla paid $3.2 …


Miner’s family still angry

Mike Marek was rolling up his water hose, about to make the last wrap, when it happened. “Loud thuds like, ‘Vvoof, vvoof.’ And instantly it’s just dust,” he said. The …


Lucky Friday Mine to start rehiring in July

The closed Lucky Friday Mine in North Idaho will start rehiring workers in July and should have a full workforce by the end of the year.


Ambitious investors may mine asteroids

WASHINGTON — A group of high-tech tycoons wants to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science fiction into real profits. The mega-million dollar-plan is to use commercially built robotic ships …


Rockefeller: Congress must act on mine safety

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In light of a report on a deadly coal mine blast, some Democratic members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation say it’s time for Congress to stop delaying …


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Lucky Friday workers face year-long mine closure

Hecla Mining Company said this morning that it would close the Lucky Friday silver mine for a year to clean its main shaft as required by federal regulators, a move …


Mining deaths second-lowest in a century

The number of U.S. mining deaths last year was the second-lowest reported since statistics were first recorded in 1910, the U.S. Department of Labor says.


Lucky Friday miner dies from his injuries

For the second time this year, a miner has died after sustaining injuries while working at Hecla Mining Co.’s Lucky Friday Mine. Brandon Lloyd Gray, 26, was critically injured Thursday …


2 miners injured in Lucky Friday Mine

Two miners were injured Thursday while working to expand the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. One was hospitalized in critical condition, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said today in …


Hecla agrees to Superfund settlement

The largest mining company in Idaho’s Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits — one of the top 10 such …


Colville Tribes call Teck smelter study ‘deficient’

Five years after a Canadian mining smelter agreed in a historic settlement to assess the impact of its pollution on U.S. waters, an American Indian tribe is calling the effort …


Work resumes today at Lucky Friday Mine

The Lucky Friday Mine is back in operation, Hecla Mining Co. officials said today.


Special digging machine arrives in Mullan to continue search for miner

Remote-controlled machine arrives at Lucky Friday mine to continue search for missing miner


Efforts to rescue trapped miner continue

Larry “Pete” Marek, 53, was trapped by debris when part of the mine’s ceiling collapsed in his work area at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Company officials have not been able to …


Rescue crews dig for trapped miner at Lucky Friday Mine

MULLAN, Idaho – Hecla Mining crews were still digging Saturday evening for a miner trapped more than a mile underground at the Lucky Friday Mine. Company officials Saturday continued to …


Mining firm’s stock jumps 14% on earnings report

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. is having a strong day on the stock market, with share prices up 14 percent after the precious metals miner reported higher-than-expected earnings.