Gold Mining Idaho Miner Says He's Not Intersted In Salmon River By Aaron Kunz • Oct 22, 2012 Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz A gold miner who got the go-ahead to dredge a half mile section of the Salmon River in Idaho may be calling it quits. Idaho Land Board Approves Mining Lease By Aaron Kunz • Sep 19, 2012 Photo Credit: Aaron Kunz The Idaho Land Board signed off Tuesday on a lease that would allow a gold miner along the Salmon River to exclusively mine for gold. Wash. Mine Fined For Water Quality Violations By Courtney Flatt • Jul 20, 2012 Northwest News Network The Department of Ecology has fined a gold mine in northeastern Washington for water quality violations. The company plans to appeal the fines. The mine has faced numerous penalties over the past five years.