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Hecla Releases Statement on Strike at Lucky Friday Mine, Idaho

March 22, 2017

Miners of the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho are on strike after failing to agree on negotiations with Hecla who owns the mine. 250 miners are employed there and in a strike vote taken Sunday night at 7pm, 230

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Environmentalists and Miners Face Off Over Mining Bill in Montana

March 22, 2017

Environmental groups and representatives of the fishing industry Monday supported a measure they say will protect Montana’s streams and rivers from potential pollution from hard-rock mining, but mining industry representatives say the law is unnecessary. Rep. Nate McConnell, D-Missoula, presented

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The Washington Companies Makes Bid to Acquire Dominion Diamond for $1.1 Billion

March 22, 2017

The Missoula-based Washington Companies, a privately held conglomerate of mining and transportation assets founded by billionaire Dennis Washington, has announced it is at a negotiating impasse with a Canadian diamond-mining company over a $1.1 billion purchase bid. A statement from

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Majescor Resources Acquires Mining Division of Diagnos

March 21, 2017

Majescor Resources Inc. has signed an agreement with Diagnos Inc. for the purchase of its assets from the mining division, including the Computer Aided Resources Detection System (CARDS), for total value of $800,000. “This is a game changer for Majescor.

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Benz Mining to Acquire Mel Zinc-Lead-Barite Project for CAD$2.7 Million, Southeast Yukon

March 21, 2017

Benz Mining Corp. has entered into a purchase agreement with Silver Range Resources Ltd., pursuant to which Benz has an option to purchase 100 percent of Silver Range’s wholly-owned Mel zinc-lead-barite project located near Watson Lake in southeast Yukon for

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IDM Mining Commences Underground Expansion at Red Mountain Gold Project; Appoints Managers

March 21, 2017

IDM Mining Ltd. have mobilized crews to its Red Mountain Project near Stewart, B.C. to initiate its spring 2017 phase I underground drilling program. Additionally, the company has appointed Natalie King as project manager and David Green as mine manager

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NIOSH Begins Free, Confidential CWP Screenings for Coal Miners

March 21, 2017

Beginning in March 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) began offering a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners as part of the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The screenings are intended to

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W. Va. Senate Bill 582 Eliminates Mine Safety Enforcement

March 17, 2017

State safety inspectors wouldn’t inspect West Virginia’s coal mines anymore. They would conduct “compliance visits and education.” Violations of health and safety standards wouldn’t produce state citations and fines, either. Mine operators would receive “compliance assistance visit notices.” And West

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MSHA to Award Up to $1 Million in Grants for Mine Safety Education and Training

March 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced today the availability of up to $1 million in grants for education and training programs to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation’s

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Canada Fluorspar Receives $5 Million Gov’t Grant to Restart Operations, Purchase Equipment

March 17, 2017

The federal government announced a major spending commitment to the old fluorspar mine on Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula, just days after the provincial government announced a plan to reactivate the operation. The $5-million expenditure is being provided through the Atlantic Canada

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