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Thompson Creek announces plans to stop mining molybdenum in Idaho

Mining will end later this year at the Thompson Creek molybdenum mine west of Challis because of the low price of molybdenum. The mine has 250 workers and represents 40 percent of the tax rolls for Custer County. The company,

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Old Painter Mine on Salmon River headed for public ownership

A nonprofit group has purchased the Painter Mine on the banks of the Salmon River deep within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The 38-acre old mine site sits just upstream of the famous Buckskin Bill Cabin on

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