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Stibnite: the future of mine permitting

Posterity could view the permitting of Perpetua Resources’ Stibnite gold-antimony project in central Idaho, USA, as heralding a new generation of mining company: one that predicates its desire to dig holes in the ground on the greater environmental good that a project facilitates, a total value approach which benefits from all minerals present, with ESG financing to make it happen, and one with a significant number of women in senior management roles. These individual elements may not be new or unique in mining companies, but together they signal a changing of the guard.

 A render of the rehabilitated Yellow Pine pit at Perpetua Resource's Stibnite project in Idaho, USA

A render of the rehabilitated Yellow Pine pit at Perpetua Resource's Stibnite project in Idaho, USA

"It is difficult to permit projects in the US, but if you can demonstrate that you can not only reclaim but restore an area, it is easier to get public support and local government support in your communities....

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