Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.
An Australian mining company now owns more than one-third of Tintina Resources, the company proposing to build a copper mine a mile from a tributary of the Smith River.
An expert commission will decide on a $10 million compensation claim from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and other investors in a dispute involving a proposed silver mine, under a federal judge’s ruling that said the size of the claim was “more than suspect.”
HELENA — State environmental regulators have given Tintina Resources permission to drill four wells to assess the groundwater in the area of its proposed copper mine in central Montana.
BOZEMAN — Montana environmental regulators intend to review about 940 public comments and decide within three weeks whether to approve a proposal to dig test wells at the site of a planned copper mine near White Sulphur Springs.
HELENA — The company proposing to mine copper near the headwaters of the Smith River recently purchased 40 mining claims close to its exploration site.
HELENA — A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.
LIBBY — A silver and copper mine proposed for northwestern Montana won’t harm grizzly bears or other threatened or endangered species in the area, federal wildlife officials have found.
HELENA — Two environmental groups are challenging the Department of Environmental Quality's decision to issue an exploration license for a proposed copper mine near the Smith River in central Montana.