Category Archives: History

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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JOIN US AT THE STIBNITE GOLD PROJECT SITE

Summertime is for adventures and in Idaho we have plenty of options. This is the season to take the family camping, float the river, ascend some of our state’s tallest peaks and go horseback riding in the backcountry. We hope you’ll add one more thing to the list – tour the historic Stibnite Gold Project […]

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ASK MIDAS: IS MIDAS GOLD REALLY DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MINING COMPANIES?

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. Mining has […]

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The Problem with Blowout Creek & How We Plan to Fix It

Historical mining activity left its mark on the Stibnite Gold Project site, and not in a good way. You can see it by the lack of topsoil in the area, the absence of fish past the Yellow Pine Pit and, in the spring, it is particularly evident in the quality of the water in Meadow […]

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The Early Faces of Stibnite

Throughout 2017, as we celebrate Valley County’s centennial, we will be taking a look back at the history of the Stibnite Gold Project site on our blog. So much has happened over the last 100 years at the site. Many different miners came through the area and its operators switched hands several times over the […]

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Join us at the Stibnite Gold Project site

The Stibnite Gold Project site has played an important role in Idaho’s history – it even helped Americans with the war effort during World War II. This summer, we want you to come and see this historic site for yourself. Every summer, when the weather is warm enough, we invite community members to come and […]

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Sun in the Valley, Snow at Stibnite

While it is starting to look and feel like spring around many parts of Idaho, Mr. Winter is still holding on at the Stibnite Gold Project site. We have more than 4 feet of snow on the ground at the site! In fact, the snow levels are similar to what we’ve seen in historical photos […]

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The History of Stibnite: Miners and Muckers

The Stibnite Gold Project site is one of the most historic mining districts in all of Idaho. It has been home to thousands of miners, operated by several different companies and was critical to the U.S. war effort in the 1940’s. Miners first started looking for gold at the site before 1900.  Eventually, multiple mining […]

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Stibniter’s Reunion

Every year, individuals who used to work or live in the mining town of Stibnite get together to share stories and reminisce about what it was like during the mine’s old heyday. This year, the  Stibniter’s Reunion was held at Ponderosa State Park in McCall . Hearing the stories of Stibniter’s about what the site used […]

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