BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service didn't properly consider how exploratory drilling for a potential open-pit molybdenum mine could harm a rare plant found in central Idaho mountains.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Canadian mining company says it has reached an agreement with a Chinese company bringing in $700 million in financing for a possible open-pit molybdenum mine 37 miles northeast of Boise.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Federal mine safety regulators say a fatal accident at a northeast Nevada gold mine was caused by inadequate policies and safety procedures involving the operation of a 20-ton drilling machine.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved a Canadian company's request to do exploratory drilling about 55 miles northeast of Boise to determine if molybdenum, copper and silver exist in sufficient quantities to go forward with a mining project.
Rescue workers are nearly half-way through blasting 220 feet of rock to reach an area where they hope a trapped miner is still alive. As of Thursday afternoon, they had advanced 101 feet to the last-known location of 53-year-old Hecla Mining Co...
Idaho mining officials say rescuers are working through the night to reach a miner caught in a cave-in more than a mile underground. Hecla Mining Company released a statement yesterday saying teams are working 24-hours a day to reach 53-year-old Larry Marek.