Golden Sunlight Mine
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.
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.
BUTTE — Butte might never flash the boom-town badge it did decades ago when the “richest hill on earth” was indeed that.
HELENA — Montana regulators have approved a Canadian company's plans to expand the Golden Sunlight gold mine near Whitehall.
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.
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.
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.
The Golden Sunlight Mine
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.
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.
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…
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.
Golden Sunlight mine plans to expand its operation to extend the life of the mine near Whitehall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…