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Wall Street Journal reports Whitehall mine for sale; locals surprised at news

Wall Street Journal reports Whitehall mine for sale; locals surprised at news

BUTTE — An official with the Jefferson County Local Development Corp. said Thursday she is surprised about a media report saying Barrick Gold Corp. is looking to sell its Golden Sunlight Mine — Whitehall’s largest employer.

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Environmental group sues state over Whitehall mine backfilling

Environmental group sues state over Whitehall mine backfilling

HELENA — An environmental group is suing the state over a decision to not require backfilling of an open pit at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall.

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Economic leaders, indicators point to potential for more good-paying jobs to boost Butte economy

Economic leaders, indicators point to potential for more good-paying jobs to boost Butte economy

BUTTE — Butte might never flash the boom-town badge it did decades ago when the “richest hill on earth” was indeed that.

March 23, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…
State regulators approve Whitehall mine expansion

State regulators approve Whitehall mine expansion

HELENA — Montana regulators have approved a Canadian company's plans to expand the Golden Sunlight gold mine near Whitehall.

January 14, 2014 2:14 pmLoading…

Golden Sunlight Mine announces 13 layoffs; low gold prices cited

BUTTE — Thirteen employees at the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall are losing their jobs by the year’s end because of a drop in gold prices.

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DEQ seeks comments on proposed mine expansion

DEQ seeks comments on proposed mine expansion

Comments are being taken on a proposed 15th amendment to the 1975 operating permit for the Golden Sunlight Mine, which would allow for the expansion of one pit and the creation of a new one.

September 28, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Golden Sunlight Mine

Golden Sunlight Mine

The Golden Sunlight Mine is seeking to amend its operating permit to allow for expansion. The expansion would allow the mine to continue operating until 2017.

September 28, 2013 9:31 amLoading…
Golden Sunlight Mine

Golden Sunlight Mine

The Golden Sunlight Mine 

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Golden Sunlight plans expansion to extend mine's life

Golden Sunlight plans expansion to extend mine's life

Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall has applied to state officials to expand its mining operation by enlarging its current pit and adding another that could increase the mine’s expected life for two years.

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New partnership finds fortune in Golden Sunlight tailings

New partnership finds fortune in Golden Sunlight tailings

For six decades the small community of Mammoth, high in the scenic Tobacco Root Mountains, sat amid about 225,000 tons of bright orange tailings left by gold miners.

June 17, 2012 7:59 am Photos

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Golden Sunlight Mine

Golden Sunlight Mine

Tim Dimock, the mine manager for Golden Sunlight Mine, stands in the mill on its property near Whitehall recently. Golden Sunlight has been accepting tailings from about a dozen legacy mines as part of the ‘Third Party Ore’ program it instituted. The program allows for extraction of remainin…

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Golden Sunlight Mine

Golden Sunlight Mine

Paul Antonioli, along with his partners in Mammoth LLC, began trucking about 100,000 tons of mine tailings to Golden Sunlight as part of a program they are participating in to help clean up historic mine tailings and turning them into cash.

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Golden Sunlight mine

Golden Sunlight mine

Golden Sunlight mine plans to expand its operation to extend the life of the mine near Whitehall.

June 17, 2012 7:48 amLoading…

Highland gold mine south of Butte on track

BUTTE -- Exploratory drilling returned better than expected results and two companies are on track to begin mining gold from the Highlands, south of Butte, by mid-2012.

January 13, 2012 1:00 pmLoading…

California company hopes to restart Western Montana gold mine

BOZEMAN — An official with a northern California mining company says waste rock is being removed from a defunct gold mine near the town of Pony in western Montana as the final step before small-scale underground mining starts next spring.

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Plan would have moved waste rock to extract gold

Transportation officials have pulled the plug on a controversial proposal to haul gold-laden mine waste from a reclamation project near Yellowstone National Park over Wyoming's Chief Joseph Scenic Highway and on to the Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall for processing.

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Golden Sunlight Mine to hire 26 new workers

HELENA — Officials with the Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall say they plan to hire 26 new workers in January, after the state approved a plan this week to remove and process ore from a new, smaller open pit area.

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Montana releases proposal on haul route for Cooke City mine tailings

An estimated 120 long loads a week would be hauled through mountainous northwest Wyoming on weekdays next summer under a plan to haul mine tailings 360 miles from the abandoned McLaren Mine Mill site, near Cooke City, to the Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall.

November 10, 2010 5:45 pmLoading…

Golden Sunlight Mine wants permit change

BUTTE — The Golden Sunlight Mine at Whitehall wants to amend its operating permit to take advantage of gold prices above $1,100 an ounce. The Department of Environmental Quality says the mine wants to construct an open pit of about 24 acres with a maximum depth of about 300 feet. The agency…

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