Montana Mining News

The mining industry has had it easy for far too long — opinion

Industry and congressional opposition to altering the mining law have combined to make it maddeningly difficult to reform. This may be changing.

Montana Resources uses high tech to solve bird problem

Since the mid-1990s, the company has run a waterfowl observation and hazing program at its 182-hectare Berkeley Pit but in late 2016, several thousand snow geese died at the toxic pit.

Permitting delayed at Black Butte in Montana

The company says it will expand its mine plan to include a treated water reservoir that can meet Montana’s new pollution standards.

Forest Service okays first step to develop new Hecla mine in Montana

Hecla Mining's (NYSE:HL) proposed Rock Creek mine in northwestern Montana has received a boost from a recent federal government decision.

Mining proposals threaten Cabinet Mountains streams, lakes and grizzlies

The Kootenai National Forest and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality are preparing to release decisions on a proposal for the Montanore Mine near Libby plus a separate decision on the Rock Creek Mine near Noxon.

Expected heir to $300 million copper fortune found dead

A relative of American heiress Huguette Clark, who could have inherited $19 million of her $300 million fortune, has been found dead in Wyoming.

First Colombia acquires Skip silver prospect

The Skip Silver prospect comprises two unpatented mining claims in Jefferson county, Montana.

Mining companies back friend’s bid for senate

The violation notices keep coming in: broken safety equipment, underground roof collapses, dangerous levels of carbon monoxide — each a hint of the federal enforcement blitz set off more than a year ago by a […]

Tintina eyes copper mine in western Montana

The vice president of Canadian-based Tintina Resources, Inc. says the company is considering an underground mine to get at deep deposits of copper, silver and cobalt in western Montana.

Revett Minerals to be Added to S&P/TSX Small Cap Index

Revett Minerals (TSX:RVM) (NYSE Amex:RVM) is pleased to announce that it will be added to the S&P/TSX Small Cap Index, effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 16, 2011. John Shanahan, President and CEO stated "In addition to being included in the Russell 3000 Index in June of this year, we feel that our inclusion in the S&P/TSX Index will continue to increase our exposure to new investors and broaden our shareholder base."

Montana won't allow oil sands equipment headed to Alberta on state roads

Imperial Oil’s plan to truck huge pieces of oilsands mining equipment through Montana and into Alberta has hit a speed bump. Montana Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Ray J. Dayton issued a ruling Tuesday that prevents the state’s Department of Transportation from granting the permits required to transport the oversized loads.

Climate change and disaster in Montana

"We're a disaster area," Alexis Bonogofsky told me, "and it's going to take a long time to get over it." Bonogofsky and her partner, Mike Scott, are all over the news this week, telling the world about how Montana's Exxon Mobil pipeline spill has fouled

Stillwater Mining reports record quarterly earnings for the first quarter

[Highlights from] Stillwater Mining Company:
  • Net income of $36.2 million or $0.34 per diluted share -- nearly triple first quarter 2010 earnings
  • Mined PGM production increased to 131,200 ounces
  • Continued strong prices for palladium and platinum
Stillwater Mining Company today reported record net income for the 2011 first quarter of $36.2 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, on revenues of $170.1 million. This compares to first quarter of 2010 net income of $13.4 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, on revenues of $133.5 million.