210721 PHOTO Montana Tunnels Mine Map GOOGLE

Satellite imagery shows the Montana Tunnels Mine open pit and tailings impoundment pond near Corbin, west of Jefferson City. 

Correction: The original story indicated that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality could seek ownership of the Montana Tunnels mine through a reclamation bond for the mine, possibly putting the agency in competition with the county for ownership of the mine. After publication, the DEQ clarified that the agency can seize the mine permit but is not seeking ownership of the mine itself. The story has been updated.

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