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Mining Claim Fees Are Going Up


The Northwest Mining Association reports that the claim maintenance fee for 2004-2005 will be raised.

Idaho-Maryland Mine—History Restarted


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Melman on Gold & Silver


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2006 National Mining Hall of Fame Inductees


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Map Offers Look at Butte's Mining History


It turns out the old Anaconda Co. really did have 10,000 miles of tunnels beneath this mining city. That’s one of the findings by researchers who have produced a new map that charts the thousands of underground mine shafts here, providing a detailed look at some of Butte’s mining history.

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