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The charitable giving arm of Midas Gold, the Stibnite Foundation, recently announced the formation of its board. The group will decide how mine money is awarded to local causes.

 

Release Of D-EIS For Stibnite Gold Project Delayed

May 1, 2019
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The release of a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Stibnite gold project is running behind schedule. The draft EIS (or "D-EIS" in regulator-speak) is a part of the permitting process for the Stibnite gold project in the Payette National Forest. 

 

 

Monica Gokey / Boise State Public Radio

Mining company Midas Gold withdrew its request for Valley County to sign its community agreement.

McCall Says 'No' To Stibnite Mine Agreement

Jan 9, 2019
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On Monday, the McCall City Council decided not to sign a community agreement with the mining company Midas Gold.

 

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This interview was originally broadcast October 29, 2018.

The Stibnite Mining District is loaded with gold, silver, tungsten and antimony. The region had been heavily mined for decades and just as heavily polluted. Operations stopped in 1997 and 12 years later, Midas Gold acquired the site and began to look at ways to resume mining operations in the area. The mining firm says it is committed to responsible and sustainable mining practices but conservationists are waryIdaho Matters looks at new efforts to harvest minerals at the Stibnite Mining District.

On The Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 10, 2018

  • Operations to resume at Stibnite Mining District.
  • 3D printed heart aids instruction of heart defects.

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Boise State Public Radio's Wanna Know Idaho looks at the Midas Gold's Stibnite Mining Project and answers the question, "What impacts will this mining operation have on our greater community here?" We speak with the podcast's producer, Frankie Barnhill, about what she learned about the project.

Monica Gokey

Major lands projects have a way of dividing people, and the proposal to resurrect the gold mine at Stibnite is no exception. 

During my reporting on the Stibnite gold project for Wanna Know Idaho, I spoke to a number of people who felt passionately that this was, or wasn’t, the right thing for the region. 

(You can listen to the full episode here.

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Wanna Know Idaho traveled to Idaho's West Central Mountains to answer this question from McCall resident Fred Coriell: "What impacts will an open-pit mining operation, like the one proposed by Midas Gold, have on our region?" Cascade-based reporter Monica Gokey has the story for this episode of the podcast


On The Monday, November 19, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Nov 16, 2018

  • The rise of vaping and the impact on teen smoking
  • A look at the Midas Gold's Stibnite Project
  • Crime scene DNA collection takes a new turn

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The Stibnite Mining District is loaded with gold, silver, tungsten and antimony. The region had been heavily mined for decades and just as heavily polluted. Operations stopped in 1997 and 12 years later, Midas Gold acquired the site and began to look at ways to resume mining operations in the area. The mining firm says it is committed to responsible and sustainable mining practices but conservationists are waryIdaho Matters looks at new efforts to harvest minerals at the Stibnite Mining District.

On The Monday, October 29, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 26, 2018

  • Operations to resume at Stibnite Mining District

Monica Gokey / Boise State Public Radio

About 120 people staged a protest in McCall over the holiday weekend with the message that re-opening the Stibnite mine could cause irreparable harm to the Salmon River watershed.

 

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The South Fork of the Salmon River just made the list of America’s most endangered rivers of 2018.


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Federal officials have started an environmental analysis of a Canadian company's proposal for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho.

The U.S. Forest Service said Monday it's preparing an Environmental Impact Statement for a plan by Midas Gold Corp. to unearth what it says are an estimated 4 million ounces of gold.

Company officials say the 20-year project about 3 miles east of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness would generate 1,000 well-paying jobs and save taxpayers money by cleaning up past mining activities.

A Canadian company proposing a gold mine in central Idaho says it's undeterred by a U.S. Geological Survey study that found more extensive pollution than previously thought from historic mining in the area.

Midas Gold Corp. President and CEO Stephen Quin says the 4.6 million ounces of gold the company expects to recover near the town of Yellow Pine means cleaning up a century worth of past-mining activities as part of the project is feasible.

Aaron Kunz / EarthFix

Mining has pumped billions of dollars into the Idaho economy. It’s one of the states considered by the industry to be the most mining-friendly.

But even here, the industry is frustrated that it can take years before permits are issued and work can get underway. That’s why mining officials are appealing to state lawmakers to help speed up the regulatory process. It’s a proposition that has environmentalists worried.