Desert Mineral changes plan at Blacks Creek mine
By Nicholas Collias
After a long and contentious public comment process, Desert Mineral Mining received a permit last spring to build a cyanide-leaching gold mill 20 miles east of Boise. Now the company has decided to abandon the cyanidation process, opting for an obscure mining technique that will allow them to process a far greater amount of ore than they were previously allowedand with a fraction of the governmental oversight.
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