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Under deal, stake in Decker coal mine would go to Australian company

Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast.

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2nd lawsuit filed to block expansion of coal mine near Decker

2nd lawsuit filed to block expansion of coal mine near Decker

HELENA — Two environmental groups are suing to block expansion of the Spring Creek coal mine in Montana.

August 14, 2014 2:20 pm Photos

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State OKs aquifer testing for proposed copper mine

State OKs aquifer testing for proposed copper mine

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.

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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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A network of wellheads dot the landscape

A network of wellheads dot the landscape

A network of wellheads dot the landscape Dec. 9, 2013, at UR Energy’s Lost Creek uranium project in Sweetwater County, Wyo.

May 28, 2014 5:49 pm
Lawsuit seeks to void Signal Peak coal lease

Lawsuit seeks to void Signal Peak coal lease

A conservation group is asking a federal judge to void a coal lease awarded to a central Montana mine by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Stillwater Mining reports $270M net loss

Stillwater Mining reports $270M net loss

Montana's largest mining company racked up a $270 million net loss last year after writing down the value of two foreign properties and putting more focus on its precious metal mines in the Beartooth mountains, according to filings with federal regulators.

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New limestone quarry and mine starting up in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A new limestone quarry and fine grind plant in Albany County may be operational by the end of the year.

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Wyoming Coal Production

Wyoming Coal Production

A shovel loads haulers with coal on Jan. 9, 2014 at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. Antelope Mine is the county's fourth-largest coal mine having produced 34.3 million tons of coal in 2012. Overall, Wyoming's coal production fell by 3.3 percent in 2013. (AP Photo/Cas…

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A shovel loads haulers with coal last Sunday at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine

A shovel loads haulers with coal last Sunday at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine

A shovel loads haulers with coal last Sunday at Cloud Peak Energy’s Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. Antelope Mine is the county’s fourth-largest coal mine, having produced 34.3 million tons of coal in 2012. Overall, Wyoming’s coal production fell by 3.3 percent in 2013.

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Wyoming coal

Wyoming coal

A shovel loads haulers with coal on Jan. 9 at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. 

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DEQ finds Montana copper mine exploration won't harm environment

DEQ finds Montana copper mine exploration won't harm environment

HELENA — A possible copper mine at the headwaters of the famed Smith River has passed another hurdle.

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Stillwater Mining seeks to drill in Beartooth Mountains

Stillwater Mining Co. is proposing exploratory drilling in Montana's Beartooth Mountains as a prelude to a possible expansion of its platinum and palladium mine near Nye.

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Montana State Parks acquires Milltown land

Montana State Parks acquires Milltown land

HELENA - The Montana State Parks division says it is formally acquiring the restored land around the old Milltown Dam site.

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EPA releases Libby asbestos report

Federal environmental regulators are seeking public comment on a toxicology study that details the dangers of asbestos from a Montana mine that has killed hundreds of people.

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Stalled North Dakota mine reclamation to resume

BISMARCK, N.D. - A stalled coal mine reclamation project in northwestern North Dakota is being started up again.

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Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Cramming a semester of

June 21, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former SMC employee Tara Smith, left, and professor Dr. Laura Tayer set up a lab experiment in the Fundamentals of General Chemistry class at MSU Billings on Tuesday. Smith is studying to become a nurse after she was laid off from Stillwater Mining Co. last year.

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Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

The Stillwater Mining Co. mine site near Nye.

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Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former Stillwater Mining employees follow diverse career paths

Former Stillwater Mining Co. electrician David Hemmy is working at Signal Peak Energy's coal mine near Roundup.

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