Silver Mining http://nwpr.org en Penalties On Idaho Mine Still Unpaid Three Years After Miner's Death http://nwpr.org/post/penalties-idaho-mine-still-unpaid-three-years-after-miners-death <p>It's been over three years since a tunnel collapse at a north Idaho silver mine killed miner Larry Marek. Yet federal records show a series of federal penalties issued to the mine's owners still have not been paid. That’s because the company continues to contest them.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:42:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49723 at http://nwpr.org Penalties On Idaho Mine Still Unpaid Three Years After Miner's Death Idaho Mining Family Sues Company For Deadly Cave-In http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-mining-family-sues-company-deadly-cave <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/041513JR_LuckyFriday_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The family of a silver miner killed in north Idaho has filed a lawsuit against the Hecla Mining Company. The suit claims the mine managers’ attempt to extract more silver caused the cave-in that killed Larry Marek exactly two years ago Monday.<p>The Mareks are a long-time mining family in Idaho’s Silver Valley. They say Hecla “placed profits above safety” when it decided to mine a chunk of supportive rock in a tunnel a mile underground at the Lucky Friday Mine. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:30:10 +0000 Jessica Robinson 25931 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Mining Family Sues Company For Deadly Cave-In Idaho Silver Company Says Mine Is Safer Since Accidents http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-silver-company-says-mine-safer-accidents <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/021913JR_LuckyFriday_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The owner of the troubled Lucky Friday Mine in north Idaho hopes new safety upgrades will prevent future accidents. Hecla Mining announced Tuesday that it’s reopened the silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, after a year-long closure.<p>Hecla President Phil Baker made the announcement at a press conference in Spokane.<p>“It's nice to be able to give you guys a good news story.”<p>For most of 2011, it was bad news out of the Lucky Friday. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:12:02 +0000 Jessica Robinson 23010 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Silver Company Says Mine Is Safer Since Accidents Silver Boom Brings Historic Sunshine Mine Back Online http://nwpr.org/post/silver-boom-brings-historic-sunshine-mine-back-online <p></p><p>The high price of silver is bringing one of the Northwest's oldest silver mines back online. The Sunshine Mine in north Idaho is known for one of the worst mining disasters in the nation’s history. It will resume production in late 2014. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:38:12 +0000 Jessica Robinson 21761 at http://nwpr.org Silver Boom Brings Historic Sunshine Mine Back Online Northwest Silver Mines To Remain Under Separate Ownership http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-silver-mines-remain-under-separate-ownership <p>Two of the most productive silver mines in the Northwest will remain under separate ownership after several weeks of corporate wrangling. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 23:39:04 +0000 Jessica Robinson 12981 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Silver Mines To Remain Under Separate Ownership Neighboring Mines Clash As Stakes Rise In Silver Market http://nwpr.org/post/neighboring-mines-clash-stakes-rise-silver-market <p>Every time you buy a smartphone or a tablet, you&rsquo;re buying a little piece of silver inside. The expected global appetite for more and more silver-containing technology has spurred a corporate clash over mines in a remote corner of north Idaho. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:59:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson 12504 at http://nwpr.org Neighboring Mines Clash As Stakes Rise In Silver Market