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click to see a 579x456 pixel image of these early Gold Hunter miners in a separate window The Silver Valley is the richest primary silver producing mining region in the world. As the center of the mining district and a hub of commerce, Wallace earned the title of the Silver Capital of the World decades ago. In just one hundred twenty-eight years, over 1.2 BILLION Troy ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley, along with 8.4 million tons of lead and 3.3 million tons of zinc. More than five hundred thousand Troy ounces of gold and over two hundred thousand tons of copper have been produced from these mines as well. At the beginning of 2010, about 700 people work in Silver Valley mines, where another billion ounces of silver waits to be extracted from thousands of feet below the surface.

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Local Mining Companies
  • Atlas Fausett Contracting
    Atlas Fausett Contracting provides experienced contract miners for various aspects of underground mining including:
    • Underground Development and Mining
    • Drift and Raise Development
    • Underground Construction
    • Mine Closure
    • Reclamation/Rehabilitation

  • Bunker Hill Mine  
  • Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
    • 505 Front Avenue
      Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
    • (800)624-2824
    • With yearly revenues close to $190 million, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is one of the world's leading silver Companies and also a significant gold producer. Exploration and production is occurring in Bolivia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Alaska and Nevada.
    • On June 1, 2006, Coeur d'Alene Mines sold its Galena Mine and Mill, along with the Coeur Mine and Mill, and the Caladay Project, all located near Wallace in the Silver Valley, to US Silver Corporation.
    • CDE on NYSE
  • Hecla Mining Company
    Hecla Mining Company Established in 1891 in northern Idaho's Silver Valley, Hecla Mining Company has distinguished itself as a respected precious metals producer with a rich mining history. Hecla is the largest and the lowest cash cost, primary silver producer in the U.S., with exploration properties and operating mines in four world-class silver mining districts in the U.S. and Mexico. The company's common stock has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange for over 40 years. Hecla - with all available options


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  • New Jersey Mining Company
    New Jersey Mining Company New Jersey Mining Company is exploring for and developing gold, silver and base metal ore resources in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District of northern Idaho and western Montana. The Company has a joint venture with Marathon Gold Corporation at the Golden Chest gold mine near Murray, Idaho, and an ore processing joint venture with United Mining Group at its New Jersey mill near Kellogg, Idaho. The Company’s portfolio of mineral properties also includes: the Niagara copper-silver deposit, the Toboggan gold exploration project, the Silver Strand mine, and several other exploration prospects. The Company’s strategy is to explore for gold, silver and base metal deposits in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District, a world class mining district, by forming joint ventures with other companies who earn their interest in the property by contributing cash. Hecla - with all available options

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    New Jersey Mining Company

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  • Shoshone Silver/Gold Mining Company
    Shoshone Silver/Gold Mining Company

    Established in 1969 as a silver exploration, development and production company, Shoshone Silver/Gold is located in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Shoshone operated its Lakeview District mines and Lakeview mill in northern Idaho, successfully producing silver, gold, and base metals for much of the decade that followed.

    With the decline of silver and other metal prices in the 1980’s, Shoshone began to focus on acquiring new properties and diversifying its interests while still developing its Lakeview properties. During this period of time, the Company remained viable when many other mining companies had to close their doors. Shoshone increased its inventory of mining equipment for the future and kept its corporate debt level to a minimum.

    In March 2009, the Company acquired Kimberly Gold Mines, Inc. and its exceptional portfolio of gold properties in central Idaho and central Washington. After the addition of the Kimberly gold properties to Shoshone's existing gold properties, the Company changed its name from Shoshone Silver Mining Company to Shoshone Silver/Gold Mining Company.

    In April of 2010, Shoshone regained the status of being a production company once more. Shoshone signed a contract with a smelter in Canada to process the silver concentrates being produced by Shoshones Lakeview, Idaho mill.

    In summary, Shoshone is a company with an impressive portfolio of properties, including approximately 1,904 acres (780 hectares) in its Silver Division, approximately 2,245 acres (908 hectares) in its Gold Division, and approximately 200 acres (80 hectares) of Potential Platinum/Polymetallic properties. Shoshone has two operational ore processing mills: one for silver and one for gold, minimal corporate debt, a large inventory of mining equipment owned by the company, and top management with over 106 years of mining industry experience.

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    Shoshone Silver/Gold Mining Company

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  • US Silver & Gold Corporation     new item
    US Silver & Gold Corporation U.S. Silver & Gold is a new company built for growth. Formed through the merger of US Silver and RX Gold & Silver, they are the second largest primary silver producer in the United States. With a current annual rate of silver production of 2.7 million ounces, they expect to grow to 5 million ounces by 2014. Their growth will be driven by taking advantage of operational efficiencies, near-term development of key assets, and disciplined execution of their acquisition strategy.
    • U.S. Silver & Gold shares commenced trading as USA.TO on the Toranto Exchange, August 15, 2012
    • Corporate Office
      145 King Street West, Suite 1220
      Toronto, ON M5H-1J8
      (416) 907-5501
    • Galena Mine
      1041 Lake Gulch Road
      P.O. Box 440
      Wallace, ID 83873
      (208) 752-1116
    • Investor Relations
      Heather Bailey-Foster
      524 Bank Street
      P.O. Box 440
      Wallace ID 83873
      (208) 556-1535 ext 1002
    • US Silver & Gold Corp. owns and operates the Galena Mine and Mill in the historic Silver Valley of North Idaho. Total production has exceeded 220 million ounces of silver, 161 million pounds of copper, and 28 million pounds of lead from 7 million tons of ore.
    • On June 1, 2006, the Coeur Mine and Mill and the Caladay Project were acquired from Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. These properties are currently being taken back into production.
    • The Drumlummon Gold and Silver Mine near Helena Montana was acquired by merger with RX Gold & Silver, Inc., finalized August 15, 2012. Drumlummon has historically produced 1 million ounces of gold and 12 million ounces of silver. The company’s 2012 plans estimates production of 110,000 tons of ore at 0.25%/t gold and 4 oz/t silver.
    • USA.TO on Toronto exchange
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    U.S. Silver and Gold Company

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Pacific Northwest Mining Companies
  • Premium Exploration, Inc.
    • Suite 807 - 475 Howe Street
      Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2B3
    • 604-682-0243     877-682-0243     604-682-2499 fax
    • Premium Exploration, Inc. is a Canadian-based Explorer and Developer of North American Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. With ongoing exploration to develop a multi-million ounce gold target, Premium is on its way to revitalizing the historic Orogrande Shear Zone gold district in central Idaho. With 28 kilometers of potential high-grade gold open for exploration, Premium Exploration is developing what could be the next “Carlin Trend” in central Idaho.
    • PEM.V on CDNX
  • SilverCorp Metals, Inc.
    • Suite 1378 - 200 Granville Street
      Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1S4
    • 604-669-9397     1-888-224-1881     604-669-9387 fax
    • Silvercorp Metals Inc. is a Canadian-based primary silver producer with mining, development and exploration projects located in the People’s Republic of China. Silvercorp today is China's largest primary silver producer and has achieved an enviable three-year track record of being the lowest cost producer of silver among its industry peers.
    • SVM on NYSE
  • SilverCrest Mines, Inc.
    • 570 Granville Street, Suite 501
      Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3P1
    • 604-694-1730,     866-691-1730,     604-694-1761 fax
    • SilverCrest Mines Inc. is a Precious Metals Focussed exploration and development company with a portfolio of gold & silver deposits and high grade exploration properties located in Mexico and El Salvador.
    • SVL.V on TSX
  • Unity GoldSilver Mines, Inc.

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