Proposed mine puts Smith River on endangered list

April 8, 2015 12:14 AM

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Montana’s Smith River made the American Rivers conservation group list of most endangered rivers for 2015 because of a proposed copper mine near its headwaters.

The Smith made the list because of the potential for Canada-based Tintina Resources Inc. opening a copper mine on 12,000 acres of land along Sheep Creek. That stream is a major trout-spawning tributary of the Smith.

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