SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the Sunshine Minting Company.

Idaho (Sunshine Minting)

The refined folks at Sunshine Minting (with several facilities, one of them in Coeur d’Alene) are seeing a jump in wholesale orders, because of rising silver prices. They make 1-ounce .999 silver planchets (blanks) for many other private mints and the popular U.S. Mint for the American Eagle coin minting program. The planchets for the discontinued American Redoubt coins also came from Sunshine Minting. They also make bars, up to 100 ounce weight, for companies such as APMEX. And of course they produce silver rounds and bars with their own logo. Those are sold by all of the major bullion coin sellers, and are so ubiquitous that you’ll often find them on eBay and at local coin shops.

I should mention that there seems to be some confusion between the company names of the famous Sunshine Mine and and Sunshine Minting. They are separate companies. Their only relationship at present is that Sunshine Minting does buy some silver from the Sunshine Mine. Started in 1884, the Sunshine Mine is still going strong, producing a high volume of silver ore.

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Woman airlifted to hospital after motorcycle crashes into herd of deer



Most teens in Kalispell, Montana have more common sense that the Liberal Coasters: Not All Teens Eat Tide Pods – Some Actually Stand Up For Liberty

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Floodwaters surround Chinook as Milk River approaches historic levels on Hi-Line

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‘CHiPs’ TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency


Eastern Oregon

ODFW Count finds Number of Wolves in Oregon Up 11% Over Last Year


Eastern Washington

Stevens County sheriff bans deputies from talking to coroner about death investigations
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Spokane man lost under Palouse Falls



Federal law enforcement investigating potential theft of mammoth bones near Buffalo Bill Reservoir

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Wyoming GOP candidates make arguments to voters at 2018 convention


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  1. I am a retired Firefighter, been on many Home deaths. In our jurisdiction if a person dies at home the police are called. Many are natural causes. They report in, no coroner is called. This happened when my father passed. The sheriff came and told me, you know I have to do this. I agreed. He went in, was maybe there three minutes, he came out, said I’m sorry for your loss, then was gone. That’s how it should work. DNR papers, doctors charts, multiple meds, oxygen tanks, grieving families, are all clues. Sounds like the Sheriff needs a change.

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