Water quality is a huge concern at Idaho Rivers United, and mining by its very nature almost always works against it. High prices for gold, silver and other valuable minerals are driving a mining boom across the West, and a number of Idaho's river basins are threatened as a result.

In the Bose River watershed a Canadian company is proposing to explore what it claims is the largest un-mined molybdenum deposit in the world for its CuMo Project. In the South Fork of the Salmon River, a different Canadian company is proposing to re-open and vastly expand an open-pit gold mine at Stibnite. 

Click the buttons to the right for information on specific mining proposals. Click on newsroom items below for the latest current events.