"Abandoned Mine Partnership Moves Forward With First Cleanup"

"Montana is rife with abandoned mines left by more than a century of men bent on finding fortunes. Now nonprofit groups are joining with businesses and government agencies to clean up the sites by mining them again."

"For the past year, the Bozeman nonprofit Future West has located around 9,000 abandoned mine sites in southwestern Montana and selected a few for the first reclamation efforts of the Montana Headwaters Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project.

On Thursday, Future West spokeswoman Monique DiGiorgio announced that the project received a $50,000 grant from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to develop its first reclamation effort."

Laura Lundquist reports for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle February 7, 2014.

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 02/10/2014