The Plan for a Better Future at Stibnite


The Stibnite Gold Project is unlike any other mining project. Midas Gold’s approach to mining is different because they started with the idea that mining and the environment can work hand in hand, and we agree.

Midas Gold located a world-class deposit of gold and antimony in the historic Stibnite Mining District, an area that has seen over 100 years of mining activity. Today, the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River flows into the abandoned Yellow Pine mining pit, fish are blocked from their historical spawning grounds, sediment clogs the river and millions of tons of old mine tailings and spent ore lie in unlined locations around the valley. Midas designed the Stibnite Gold Project to reconnect streams and waterways, allow fish to migrate past the site to historic spawning grounds, repair water quality and remove, reprocess and safely store old mine tailings.

A lot has changed since the first miners found the site more than a century ago. Midas Gold understands the environmental sensitivities of the area and has set increasingly high standards to guide their work. The members of Support Stibnite know that there is a path forward to use mining to rewrite the site’s legacy and create a brighter future.

Together, the community and Midas Gold can restore this site.

For the past five years, Midas Gold has studied the economic and environmental opportunities at Stibnite and has gathered ideas from the community. Now, their plan is being reviewed by the U.S. Forest Service and several other local, state and federal agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The U.S. Forest Service will prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement and the public will have the opportunity to weigh in. As a coalition made up of Idahoans, Support Stibnite, is here to keep you updated on the process and what this project will bring to our communities.



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