PRODUCTION AND DISPOSAL OF MILL TAILINGS IN THE COEUR D'ALENE MINING REGION, SHOSHONE COUNTY, IDAHO; PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES

@inproceedings{Long1998PRODUCTIONAD,
  title={PRODUCTION AND DISPOSAL OF MILL TAILINGS IN THE COEUR D'ALENE MINING REGION, SHOSHONE COUNTY, IDAHO; PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES},
  author={K. Long},
  year={1998}
}
  • K. Long
  • Published 1998
  • Geology
  • The Coeur d'Alene mining region in northern Idaho has produced 34,300 metric tons of silver, 7,288,300 metric tons of lead, and 2,870,000 metric tons of zinc since the discovery of polymetallic veins in the region during the 1880s. This output accounts for 18, 17, and 6 percent, respectively, of the nation's production of silver, lead, and zinc. The total value of this metal production exceeds 26 billion in 1997 dollars. The Coeur d'Alene mining region is the largest silver-producing mining… CONTINUE READING

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