150 years ago, four weary miners discovered gold, which would lead to the founding of the Queen City
HELENA — The sound of gold nuggets ringing in a prospector’s pan on the night of July 14, 1864, rang in the birth of Helena, which grew from a mining claim into Montana’s state capital.
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.
Proposed water testing for a planned copper mine near the headwaters of the Smith River would have no impacts on groundwater quality and minimal short-term effects on quantity, according to an environmental assessment released by the state.
A group of investors that includes former Gov. Brian Schweitzer filed a $10 million compensation claim in federal court Thursday against a Washington state mining company.
A network of wellheads dot the landscape Dec. 9, 2013, at UR Energy’s Lost Creek uranium project in Sweetwater County, Wyo.
A group of investors that includes former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is seeking $10 million from a mining company in exchange for access to a huge copper and silver reserve — a move the company's chief executive said Wednesday was "extortion" and included a threat to stir up negative publ…
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Despite a recent slump in prices, uranium producers in Wyoming are optimistic about the industry's future.
HELENA — In a memo to its members, the interim executive director of the Montana Mining Association blasted an article in Field and Stream written by a former employee of a Bozeman Fishing outfitter and called on MMA members to consider booking with other outfitters.
In one of the coldest winters in recent memory, the heating plant at the University of North Dakota was running out of coal.
Montana's largest mining company says its precious metals production rose modestly while recycled metal volumes dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2014.
HELENA — The company exploring near the headwaters of the Smith River for a potential copper mine met with river outfitters in Helena on Wednesday.
SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Landowners living near the site of a proposed rare-earth elements mine questioned water quality, dust control and radioactive minerals at a meeting Monday night in Sundance.
BUTTE — Butte might never flash the boom-town badge it did decades ago when the “richest hill on earth” was indeed that.
The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released its report on federal coal leasing. The report, while calling for more transparency and some process improvement, confirms that federal coal leases for Wyoming are being managed in a responsible fashion. Proper oversight by governme…
Dale Nuttall, mine supervisor with Wyo-Ben, and Lyndon Bucher, environmental supervisor with American Colloid, examine vegetation on a reclaimed bentonite mine spanning the Montana-Wyoming border in 2012.
Bentonite, known as the "clay of 1,000 uses," comes in a variety of qualities, each suited for a different use.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Western Wyoming Community College officials say a new workforce training center will help to educate workers for the petroleum and mining industries.
Stillwater Mining Co. is proposing to drill at eight more sites along the Beartooth Face, east of its existing platinum and palladium mine, as geologists try to get a clearer picture of ore deposits in the mountainside.
MISSOULA — The last of the Superfund mine waste in Superior’s town limits has been cleaned up and removed, federal officials announced Tuesday.