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    • Parrot & Anaconda Mines

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • An image collage of the Parrot and Anaconda Mines, two of the largest copper mines in the world. Note also the Lexington Mine and Mill.
    • Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific Railroads

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    • Mines
    • B.A. & P. R.R. (Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railroads) tracks on the Butte hill, located below the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated).
    • Gem Mine & East Gem Shaft

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Gem Mine showing the East Gem shaft of the North Butte Mining Company. The mine was under lease to Allan Hooper & Associates in 1955. The Speculator and Diamond Mines are in the background.
    • Motorman & Drill Steel

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating a motorman getting hurt by running into a carelessly left long drill steel that is projecting over the car.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Mines
    • Image looking west to the Mat Mine, the Great Northern Railroad Trestle, and the Balaklava Mine dump. On the skyline is the Diamond Mine, the Speculator Mine, the Tuolumne Mine, the Granite Mountain Mine, the Badger Mine, the Pilot Butte Mine, and...
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Mines
    • Image looking west to the Mat Mine, the Great Northern Railroad Trestle, and the Balaklava Mine dump. On the skyline is the Diamond Mine, the Speculator Mine, the Tuolumne Mine, the Granite Mountain Mine, the Badger State Mine, the Pilot Butte...
    • Anselmo Mine

    • 1961
    • Mines
    • Image of a B.A. & P. ore train leaving the Anselmo Mine. Note the picketers, known as the Teamsters, at the entrance of the mine protesting the passage of the train into the mine yard.
    • Anselmo Mine Yard

    • 1961
    • Mines
    • Image of a B.A. & P. ore train leaving the Anselmo Mine. Note the picketers, known as the Teamsters, at the entrance of the mine protesting the passage of the train into the mine yard.
    • Stewart Mine & Motor

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    • Mines
    • Image of a battery powered motor on the 3200-foot level of the Stewart Mine.
    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill. The drill is used to set holes for blasting, which are then loaded with the blasting powder. Image taken in the Berkeley Pit.
    • Butte Mine Poster

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image of a decorative poster of various Butte mines. The mines are listed, as follows, from top to bottom and left to right: the Badger State Mine, the Speculator Mine, the North Butte Mine & new electrical hoist, the Diamond Mine, the Neversweat...
    • Flume & Copper Water

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    • Mines
    • Image of a flume which carried copper water through the railroad and cut to the Balaklava Mine and the precipitation plant.
    • Flume & Copper Water

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    • Mines
    • Image of a flume which carried copper water through the railroad and cut to the Balaklava Mine and the precipitation plant.
    • Underground Miners & Candles

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of a group of underground miners using candles for light on the 2600-foot level of an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Motorman & Battery-Type Locomotive

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a motorman and a battery-type locomotive in an unidentified Butte mine. The large side-dump Granby mine cars were used after the year 1940.
    • Anaconda Mine Yard

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a worker cutting up old mine cages at the Anaconda Mine yard. Note the B.A. & P. Railroad main line headed north towards the Rarus Mine.
    • Air Locks & Fire Door

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    • Mines
    • Image of air locks and a fire door with pipes from the tailings and compressed air. The fire doors are installed to be locked in case of fire. The drain pipes were a necessity when miners would fill the worked-out areas with tailings.
    • Berkeley Pit & East Ridge

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    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit and the East Ridge of the Rocky Mountains.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Ironworker & Welding

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    • Mines
    • Image of an ironworker welding on an air fan in an unidentified mine yard.
    • Underground Timber & Pick

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating the correct stance to safely pull timber with a pick.
    • Clark Mill & Machinists

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified machinist working at the Clark Mill. The individual to the far right has been identified as John Sullivan.
    • Clark Mill & Machinists

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified machinist working at the Clark Mill. The individual to the far right has been identified as John Sullivan.
    • Mine Crew & Candles

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified mine crew waiting to go underground in the cages. Miners working an 8-hour shift were given two candles and the 10-hour shift miners were given three candles.
    • Blasting Caps & Fuse

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    • Mines
    • Image of blasting caps which have been fastened to the fuse.
    • Black Rock Mine #2 Shaft

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #2 shaft with its electric hoisting engine.
    • Black Rock Mine Conveyor Belt

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine, which used a conveyor belt for moving the zinc.
    • Black Rock Mine Conveyor Belt

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine conveyor belt running through the old mill site. This belt, called the Believe Belt, was the longest in Butte at 1800 feet long.
    • Butte's First Zinc Mill

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte's First Zinc Mill, which was a property of the Butte & Superior Mining Company.
    • Parrot Mine Shop Electricians

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of electricians at the Parrot Mine shop, owned by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. Individuals are listed, as follows, from left to right: First row: Dolly Baker, W.E. Hoskins, Sylvester Sullivan, Emmett Kyser, Jim Leary, Al Carey, &...
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Iron Workers & Ropemen

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    • Mines
    • Image of iron workers and ropemen for the Anaconda Company working on the Leonard Mine headframe. The men standing have been identified, as follows, from left to right: foreman Matt Korsund, Clarence Morris, Tom Arthur, Al Plate, Leslie Williams,...
    • Loaded Ore Cars

    • 1957
    • Mines
    • Image of loaded ore cars on the B.A. & P. Railroad (Butte, Anaconda, and Pacific Railroad) with ore from the Kelley Mine at the railroad's weigh station. Photo was taken in its yard in Anaconda, MT.
    • Butte Hill & Mines

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of Meaderville and various Butte Mines listed, as follows, from left to right: the Rarus Mine, the Mountain View Mine, the Adams Mine, the High Ore Mine, the Tramway Mines, the Diamond Mine, the West Colusa Mine, the Speculator Mine, the...
    • Mountain Con Mine Crew

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of miners of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) in Centerville. First row: J. Rolando, O. Owens, S. Fisher, R. Johnson, B. Maki, & J. Powers. Second row: J. Popish, G. Howard, J. Gansarski, F. Grehing, P. Lappala, M. Frantti, A....
    • A.C.M. Warehouse at  Anaconda Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company warehouse at the Anaconda Mine yard near the Mountain View Mine. Note the B.A. & P. Railroad trolley wire and the subsidence cracking the foundation of the building.
    • Parrot Mine Yard & Butte Mines Machine Shop

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's Butte Mines Machine Shop, including the mine's superintendent, shift foremen, assistant foremen, and shift bosses. The shop was located in the Parrot Mine yard. Dated in October 1955.
    • Anselmo Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine and the B.A. & P. Cow and Calf Locomotive.
    • Berkeley Pit & Meaderville

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit and the Meaderville district, as well as the Leonard and East Colusa Mines in the background.
    • Butte & Duluth Open Pit Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Duluth Pit, Butte's second open pit mine, located near the Columbia Gardens. Note the East Ridge of the Rocky Mountains in the background.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft Shaft

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock #1 shaft with the Butte Boiler Shop on the left and the Machine Shop on the far right.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft Shaft with its wooden main frame.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft, repair shop, crusher and boiler room. Note the Niagara mine on the lower left.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft. Also note the timber yard, the Elm Orlu Mine, and the Jersey Blue Mine.
    • Black Rock Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine and Mill. The headframe is the #3 shaft, mill and repair shop. The #3 headframe moved to the Anselmo Mine in the 1930s. Note the mine on lower right is the Niagara.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Manufacturing Company, as well as the Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft shaft. Note the wooden gallows frame.
    • Black Rock Mill Crew

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mill crew.
    • Interior of  Black Rock Mill

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mill showing the flotation equipment.
    • Interior of  Black Rock Mill

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mill, showing the mine's interior and two rows of flotation equipment.
    • Black Rock Mine and Zinc Concentrator

    • 1913
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine and Zinc concentrator. This concentrator was one of the first zinc plants in Butte. At one time, this company employed 2,000 people.
    • Black Rock Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine during the winter of 1910.
    • Black Rock Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine during the winter of 1910.
    • Black Rock Zinc Concentrator

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine zinc concentrator while under construction.
    • Butte & Boston Smelter

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte and Boston Smelter, which was located in Meaderville. This smelter was later operated by the Boston & Montana Company on a lease basis. The Meaderville smelters, there were four total, were closed when the Anaconda Copper Mining...
    • Butte & Superior Black Rock Mill

    • 1912
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte and Superior Black Rock Mill. Image was taken during the construction of the new smelter. Dated on February 7, 1912.
    • Butte & Superior Black Rock Mill

    • 1912
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte and Superior Black Rock Mill. Image was taken during the construction of the new smelter. Dated on February 7, 1912.
    • High Ore Mine & Berkeley Pit

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Central Heating Plant and the Montana Power Substation on the edge of the expanding Berkeley Pit open pit mine. The plant and substation would be torn down for this expansion.
    • High Ore Mine Yard & Central Heating Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Central Heating plant, located in the High Ore Mine yard. The plant provided all of the steam to heat the mines, as well as the Hennessy Building, which that housed all the Company's offices.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Clark Smelter, also known as Butte Reduction Works, which was located on south Montana Street where Silver Bow Creek crosses. Note Timber Butte to its left.

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