Frequently Asked Questions

↓ Who is Midas Gold?

We are a modern mining company that believes mining and the environment can go hand in hand. We are currently working to permit a mining project near Yellow Pine, Idaho that can benefit the economy, the community and the environment all at the same time. You can learn more about our plans here.

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↓ What makes Midas a modern mining company?

We are a company of scientists, engineers, environmentalists and community leaders. We are driven by our belief that we can build a mining project that helps the environment, creates economic opportunity and benefits the surrounding community. These values drive us in everything we do and they are what make us a modern mining company.

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↓ Does Midas Gold have other projects?

No. We are solely focused on our exploration and permitting activities at the Stibnite Gold Project.

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↓ What minerals is Midas Gold looking for?

We are exploring for gold and antimony. Already, we have found valuable deposits of these minerals at the Stibnite Gold Project.

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↓ Is Midas Gold mining right now?

At the moment, there is no mining at the Stibnite Gold Project site. We are currently working with federal, state and local regulatory agencies, along with the community, to obtain the permits we need to be able to operate the site and complete restoration work. View our timeline. 

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↓ When will Midas Gold begin mining?

It will be several years before we start any mining at the Stibnite Gold Project site. We submitted our Plan of Restoration and Operations to the U.S. Forest Service and the agency will gather feedback from the public and evaluate the plan under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  View our timeline.

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↓ What does the project site look like today?

There is significant environmental damage at Stibnite. For nearly 100 years, people mined the area for gold, antimony, silver and tungsten. Old mining practices left the area littered with open pits, tailings and piles of waste.

Since those early days, mining standards and practices have changed dramatically. While some environmental clean-up has taken place, much of the area has not been reclaimed or remediated to modern standards. Please visit our Environment page to learn more about current conditions.

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↓ How can Midas Gold help the environment?

We are designing our Stibnite Gold Project to clean up areas on site that are currently affecting water quality, blocking fish passage and impacting the area’s natural habitat. Through mining we can restore the site and leave it better than we found it.

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↓ When will Midas Gold make the environment better?

We are already making the environment at the Stibnite Gold Project site better today. From planting trees, to powering our operations through solar power — our positive impact has already started.

Most of the environmental repair will happen before construction begins and reclamation will continue alongside mining.

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↓ What is Midas Gold doing now?

Right now, we are planning for the future. We completed much of our exploration work and recently submitted our Plan of Restoration and Operations to the U.S. Forest Service. This plan explains how we would mine the site and, most importantly, how we would take care of the environment before, during and after mining. Our plan is available on the U.S. Forest Service website, if you want to learn more about it and receive updates on the process.

Now we are in the permitting process. Before we can begin operations at the project, Midas Gold needs to successfully earn more than 50 permits and licenses from the federal, state and local agencies. There will be many chances for the community to provide comments on our project throughout the permitting period. Keep an eye out for updates from the U.S. Forest Service for information on how to stay involved.

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↓ What type of jobs can Valley County count on for the future?

Opportunities will be available for professionals in an array of fields from craft and trade jobs to highly specialized roles. We are committed to looking to Idaho first for employment and vendors. For now, our team includes a talented group of people committed to the idea that modern mining can leave a lasting positive impact on the environment, economy and people of Idaho.

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