Washington State Mining News

Drilling for copper and gold could start this year near Mount St. Helens

The U.S. Forest Service signed off on exploration for copper, gold and other minerals on 900 federal acres that lie just outside the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Southwest Washington.

Washington State company trying to revive shuttered coal mine

A Washington State company is trying to resist the wave of U.S. coal mine and coal plant closures by re-opening the John Henry Mine in King County.

Photos of a remote $200-million mine cleanup in Washington State

It's also a religious retreat.