McCall's Council has directed city staff to provide the public with multiple links to educate themselves on the proposed Stibnite mining project by Midas Gold. The Stibnite mining district is located in Valley County Idaho, east of the community of Yellow Pine near the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.
Although the McCall City Council is not a decision maker in the process, creating a learning portal for citizens and gathering their opinion is important since the project will undoubtedly have some affects on our community over the course of many years.
The links below provide many resources showing the project from the view of Midas Gold, Agency requirements as well as news articles. The next step will be providing information during a lecture series in Fall of 2018 in which area municipality leaders, agency officials, Midas Gold Representatives and specialists in the field will be invited to present to the public on mining and their role in the approval process. To ask a question for the educational series click here.The resources available here and experienced during the lecture series will lead the community to the 45 Day Public Comment Period prior to the final Environmental Impact Statement.
Doing Democracy, Midas Gold Community Agreement September 18th - McCall Public Library 6pm
Metal Mining Discharges: Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems Symposium-September 24th (Monday) and 25th (Tuesday), 2018 at Alpine Playhouse: 1210 Roosevelt Ave, McCall, Idaho
Community - Stibnite Lecture Series-Tuesday, October 9th 6 pm at Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID 83638
Focusing in the how mining projects affect communities. ex. traffic, schools, housing, crime, economy
|Listen to Audio from Oct 9th meeting.|
Process - Stibnite Lecture Series-Tuesday, October 23rd 6 pm Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID 83638
Focusing on the permitting and how government agencies fit into the project to regulate and protect.
|Listen to Audio from Oct 23rd meeting. (Courtesy of the Star-News)|
Environment - Stibnite Lecture Series-Tuesday, November 13th 6 pm Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID 83638
Focusing on the affects positive and/or negative that mining can have on the environment
|Listen to the Audio from Nov 13th meeting.|
Listen to the audio from Jan. 7th Special Session (Courtesy of the Star-News)
Cooperating Agencies for the EIS are
Proposed Mining Plan of Operations
The estimated mineral resource is four to five million ounces of gold and 100 to 200 million pounds of antimony. Antimony is considered a “critical mineral” as it is integral to national defense, aerospace, and energy industries - there is currently no antimony production in the United States. Midas Gold’s purpose for this project is to develop and operate a mining operation to obtain financial returns and benefits through the extraction of minerals.