Sediment from the Stibnite mine site flows into Blowout Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River.
Sediment from the Stibnite mine site flows into Blowout Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River. Provided by Midas Gold
Sediment from the Stibnite mine site flows into Blowout Creek, a tributary of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River. Provided by Midas Gold
Letters from the West

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Miners agree this Idaho river is in danger. Their solution? More mining.

April 10, 2018 11:11 AM

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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."