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Sunshine Mine blamed for death

The death of a 36-year-old miner at the Sunshine Mine in June was caused by the management’s failure to establish safe work practices, a federal accident investigation concluded. Nick Rounds …


Mine management faulted in employee’s death

The death of a 36-year-old miner at the Sunshine Mine in June was caused by the management’s failure to establish safe work procedures, a federal accident investigation concluded.


Sunshine Mine accident victim identified as Nick Rounds

Nick Rounds followed his dad into Idaho’s silver mines, proud of the work and good wages that came with being a miner. “I know that my brother didn’t want to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 3, 2014

Miner killed at the Sunshine Mine identified as Nick Rounds

KELLOGG, Idaho — The Silver Valley miner killed Monday at the Sunshine Mine was to be married this summer, his uncle said today. Miner Nick Rounds graduated from Wallace High …


Incident at Sunshine Mine confirmed

There has been an incident at the Sunshine Mine in North Idaho.


91 miners died 40 years ago at Sunshine Mine in Idaho

BIG CREEK, Idaho – Forty years ago, Tammy Wasson was a 4-year-old who loved her daddy. She got up with him in the morning before he left for the early …


Sunshine’s new board inspects mine

BIG CREEK, Idaho – Sunshine Silver Mines Corp.’s new board of directors paid an inaugural visit to their namesake property this week to assess the state of the once-prolific silver …


Sunshine files for IPO

The owner of the historic Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, plans to raise up to $250 million through an initial public offering of its shares. Sunshine Silver Mines Corp. said it …


Judge OKs Sunshine Mine sale

Sterling Mining Co. can sell its interest in the Sunshine Mine to pay its creditors, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Terry Myers ruled Thursday. The ruling allows Silver Opportunity Partners LLC …


Attorneys make case for mine’s quick sale

Sterling Mining Co. is flat broke, its attorneys said Monday, while arguing for a quick sale of the Sunshine Mine’s lease during a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The debt-ridden …


Mine bidder has deep pockets

A private partnership that bid $24 million for the Sunshine Mine is owned by the New York-based Electrum Group of Companies, a worldwide investor in gold, silver and platinum mines. …


Sunshine Mine sale advances

A Dallas company has emerged as the top bidder for Sterling Mining Co., which controls the historic Sunshine Mine near Kellogg. With a cash bid of $24 million, Silver Opportunity …


Texas firm top bidder for Sterling Mining Co.

A Dallas, Texas, company has emerged as the top bidder for Sterling Mining Co., which controls the historic Sunshine Mine near Kellogg.


Sterling Mining proposes $1.25 million penalty

A North Idaho company offered to pay a $1.25 million penalty over unpaid smelter royalties from the Sunshine Mine near Big Creek, Idaho. Sterling Mining Co. reached the proposed agreement …


Portion of Sunsine Mine collapses; no injuries reported

A portion of the closed Sunshine Mine complex in Idaho’s Silver Valley has collapsed, and there were no injuries.


Mining company auction delayed

A federal bankruptcy judge has given Sterling Mining Co. another four months before the company, which controls the lease of the historic Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, is auctioned off. The …


Judge delays Sterling Mining auction

A federal bankruptcy judge has given Sterling Mining Co. another four months before the company, which controls the lease of the historic Sunshine Mine near Kellogg, is auctioned off.


Sterling Mining up for auction

A bankrupt company that controls the lease for the historic Sunshine Mine will be sold at a Feb. 1 auction. Sterling Mining Co. expects to raise at least $12.5 million …


Amid silver’s steady rise, sides fight over mine lease

Nine months after the Sunshine Mine’s operators filed for bankruptcy, a court battle is heating up over control of the historic silver mine. Sterling Mining Co. reopened the Sunshine Mine …


Sterling Mining hit with $50,000 fine

Sterling Mining Co. has been fined $50,000 for violations of its federal pollution discharge permit at the Sunshine Mine and Mill complex in Idaho’s Silver Valley.


Bankruptcy sets workers adrift

Norman Welch wonders if regular e-mails can take the place of the daily conversations with his teenage sons, or make it easier for his 4-year-old to adjust to an absent …


Mining firm weighs options

Sterling Mining Co. was expected to vacate its lease of the storied Sunshine Mine today, five months after ceasing operations and almost six years after it signed a 15-year lease …


Sterling vacates Sunshine Mine lease

Sterling Mining Co. was expected to vacate its lease of the storied Sunshine Mine today, five months after ceasing operations and almost six years after it signed a 15-year lease …


Creditors file claims against Sterling

Creditors have filed a flurry of lawsuits against Sterling Mining Co., saying the operators of the historic Sunshine Mine near Big Creek, Idaho, have run up nearly $2 million in …


Sunshine Mine lays off 90

Sterling Mining Co. has suspended silver production at the historic Sunshine Mine in North Idaho and laid off 90 employees – 60 percent of its work force there, the company …


90 lose jobs at Sunshine Mine

Sterling Mining Co. has suspended silver production at the historic Sunshine Mine in North Idaho and laid off 90 employees – 60 percent of its work force there, the company …