A view out from the 900 adit, a 1917 tunnel that has bled arsenic pollution into Montezuma Creek in Atlanta east of Boise since miners abandoned the mine decades ago. Atlanta Gold installed a bulkhead and filters to treat the polluted water.
A view out from the 900 adit, a 1917 tunnel that has bled arsenic pollution into Montezuma Creek in Atlanta east of Boise since miners abandoned the mine decades ago. Atlanta Gold installed a bulkhead and filters to treat the polluted water. Photo courtesy Atlanta Gold
A view out from the 900 adit, a 1917 tunnel that has bled arsenic pollution into Montezuma Creek in Atlanta east of Boise since miners abandoned the mine decades ago. Atlanta Gold installed a bulkhead and filters to treat the polluted water. Photo courtesy Atlanta Gold
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Idaho regulators shut down gold mine southeast of Boise

December 21, 2016 6:35 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."