Category: Otis Gold

The sublime majesty of cyanide

ScholarDay has been writing recently of a proposed open pit cyanide heap leach mine proposed in the Centennial Mountains in Eastern Idaho: the Kilgore Project. We’ve talked about how the Centennial Mountains are the only remaining wildlife corridor connecting large mammal populations (including grizzly bears) in Yellowstone National Park to populations in central Idaho and […]

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Open Pit mining in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Timeline of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s Open Pit Apocalypse

The Fickle Business of the Open Pit 1930s: Blue Ledge Company sets up underground adits, potential prospect pits, and a foundation for a mill that will never end up getting built. 1983 – 1994: Bear Creek Mining tries some exploratory drilling then sells to Placer Dome US (1990), which after trying some exploratory drilling sells […]

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Centennial Mountains from highest peak Mount Jefferson

The Centennial Mountains: A Range Like No Other In Idaho

The Centennial Mountains: Our Favorite Places’ Best Kept Secret Sure, in terms of Rocky Mountain celebrities, the Centennials are not exactly A-listers. Glacier National Park lies to the north; Yellowstone National Park, to the east; Grand Teton National Park, to the southeast. With backpackers and climbers understandably taken by the Sawtooths, peak-baggers writing their names […]

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