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November 21, 2012

Environmental group against proposed Idaho gold mine

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho environmental group is asking the U.S. Forest Service to reconsider giving a Canadian company permission to do more exploration for gold near the headwaters of the South Fork of the Salmon River.

The request by the Idaho Conservation League is the group's first public step to oppose plans by Midas Gold to develop an open-pit mine in a historic mining district in Valley County.

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