Category Archives: Geology

How the Stibnite Mining District Shortened WWII

During World War II, while many U.S. citizens were sent to Europe and Asia to complete their military service, some were sent to the hills outside of Yellow Pine, Idaho. To continue fighting the war against the Axis Powers, the U.S. desperately needed critical metals such as antimony and tungsten and one of the few […]

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ASK MIDAS: ACID ROCK DRAINAGE

Midas Gold Idaho wants to keep the community informed about the work we are doing at the Stibnite Gold Project site. The “Ask Midas” blog series gives the experts in our company a chance to answer some of the community’s most frequently asked questions and help clear up any misconceptions around the project. As CEO […]

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Antimony: It’s Critical

Minerals are a key part of our everyday lives. Without them we wouldn’t have iPhones, safe bridges to drive on, engines for our cars or a well-prepared military to keep us safe. However, the U.S. depends on foreign countries for half of the key minerals we use. This isn’t because the minerals do not exist […]

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Geotechnical Drilling Starting at Stibnite

As the Stibnite Gold Project continues to move through the permitting process, we want to make sure we are fully ready to move forward with site restoration and mine redevelopment once our plan of restoration and operations is approved. An important part of this process is understanding the structure of the soil and underlying bedrock […]

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Midas Throws a Rock Party

Digging in the dirt, driving big trucks and searching for gold sounds like the perfect day for some children. For members of the Midas Gold team, it is their daily reality. Recently, we teamed up with the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology and the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration to help bring mining […]

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Midas Gold Adopts a Reading Program

The reading programs at Cascade Elementary School are going to the dogs. And in this case, it is a very good thing for students. To encourage young students and help make reading fun, the elementary school developed the Puppy Pound Program. In the program, first grade students have the ability to adopt a stuffed animal […]

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Mining in Idaho

There is a reason Idaho is known as the Gem State! And while many people know Idaho by that name they don’t know just how diverse our State’s mineral resources really are. To help people understand the industry’s impact on our State, the economy and the job market, we created an infographic. Idaho is home […]

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Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology 2015 Rock Party

For a second year in a row, Midas Gold was happy to join the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology’s “Rocky Party” at the Old Penitentiary.  Midas Gold employees hosted a hands-on fossil hunt for the kids. Aspiring geologists searched for fossilized shark teeth, coral, bat ray mouth plates and other treasures.  

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The Many Uses of Gold

Gold is one of the most valuable and versatile minerals in the world and for centuries the most revered. While people have been using gold for currency and jewelry for centuries, today people are drawn to this element for its unique characteristics. It is easy to work with, conducts electricity, never tarnishes, can be made […]

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