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    • Belmont Mine Hoister

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    • A demonstration at the Belmont Mine showing hoister hauling timber.
    • Belmont Mine Hoister

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    • A demonstration at the Belmont Mine showing hoister hauling timber.
    • Moonlight Mine Yard

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    • A view of East Granite Street taken from the entrance to the Moonlight Mine yard.
    • Unidentified Classroom

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    • An image of an unidentifed class, which may have been a citizenship class. The photo taken by North Butte Mining Company.
    • Butte, Anaconda, & Pacific Railroads

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    • B.A. & P. R.R. (Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railroads) tracks on the Butte hill, located below the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated).
    • Berkeley Mine Churn Drilling

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    • Churn drilling in the Berkeley Mine's yard. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Underground Miner Pushing Ore Car

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    • Image demonstrating a miner pushing a car in an unsafe manner in a mine that could cause his hand and fingers to be smashed if caught between a rock and the timber.
    • Underground Ore Chute

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    • Image demonstrating a miner using an unsafe method of allowing a rock to hit the chute, which could smash the miner's hands.
    • Loading Ore From Chutes

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    • Image demonstrating a miner using an unsafe method of loading ore from chutes.
    • Motorman & Drill Steel

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    • Image demonstrating a motorman getting hurt by running into a carelessly left long drill steel that is projecting over the car.
    • Underground Motorman

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    • Image demonstrating an underground motorman using an unsafe method of attempting to throw the switch without stopping the car.
    • Underground Chute

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    • Image demonstrating an unsafe method of loading an ore car from the chute.
    • Ladder Danger

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    • Image demonstrating the results of trying to climb a ladder while carrying tools.
    • Underground Nail Danger

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    • Image demonstrating unsafe practice of leaving nails projecting from lagging; the nails should be left bent over.
    • Underground, Pulling the Shoot

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    • Image demonstrating unsafe timing when walking over a chute. The timing could be wrong if the motorman on the bill below were to pull the chute, then this miner would be drawn into the chute.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • 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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    • 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...
    • Neversweat Mine

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    • Image looking west toward Big Butte from the Neversweat Mine. This mine was a major Anaconda Copper Mining Company property in Butte.
    • Speculator Mine

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    • Image of a 2434-foot level stope in the Speculator Mine, a property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Stewart Mine & Motor

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    • Image of a battery powered motor on the 3200-foot level of the Stewart Mine.
    • Battery-Powered Locomotive

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    • Image of a battery-powered locomotive entering a cage to be lowered into the mine shaft. The back of the locomotive rises in order for it to fit in the cage.
    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Image of a blasting the the Berkeley Pit. Note the line of haul trucks to the left awaiting signal noting the end of the blast and resuming work.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Image of a blower on the 3400-foot level bringing fresh air to a crosscut underground in the Mountain Consolidated (Mt. Con) Mine.
    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • 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.
    • Mine Cage

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    • Image of a cage which was used to carry men up and down the mine.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • Image of a compressed air geared hoist, which was often used in the small mines as a main hoist and in the bigger mines for sinking shafts.
    • Anselmo Mine Air Shaft

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    • Image of a desperation air shaft for the Anselmo Mine. The individual is in the sinking cage; the sinking equipment was removed after the shaft was sunk. The shaft was an up shaft.
    • Flume & Copper Water

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    • 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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    • Image of a flume which carried copper water through the railroad and cut to the Balaklava Mine and the precipitation plant.
    • Dupont Powder Plant

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    • Image of a group of men in front of the Dupont Powder Plant, located just north of Ramsay. This plant housed the powder for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company The individual second from the left in the first row is Richard Mullins; the last man in...
    • Mill Men

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    • Image of a group of men working in an unidentified mill.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at an unidentified mine. William Pollard is identified with a small 'x' on his shoulder.
    • National Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners at the National Mine. Art Sheldon's father marked is 'x' on the top row, named Jessie Sheldon. Mine was located on North Montana Street below Nanny Goat Hill.
    • Anaconda Mine Yard

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    • Image of a group of miners in the Anaconda Mine yard. The individual just left of the dog in the foreground has been identified as James Spargo.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of miners wearing slickers, most likely waiting to get onto the cage at the end of their shift.
    • Underground Tourists

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    • Image of a group of tourists one the 1500-foot level of an unidentified mine.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Crew

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    • Image of a group of unidentified miners at the Pennsylvania Mine. Each man was alotted two candles for an eight hour shift underground.
    • West Colusa Mine Cage

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    • Image of a horse in a cage being taken underground at the West Colusa Mine.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

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    • Image of a Leonard Mine crew. The individual in the back row, third from the left, has been identified as Rudy Petritz.
    • Mine Loading Ramp

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    • Image of a loading ramp at an unidentified mine.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Image of a lumber slide at the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated).
    • Mine Machine Shop

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    • Image of a machine shop at an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Machine Shop Crew

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    • Image of a machine shop crew in an unidentified mine.
    • Manway in Mine

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    • Image of a manway in a Butte mine, which demonstrates excellent condition and safety.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at an unidentified mine. The photographer, J. Crowley, took the image during a visit to Butte from Cork County, Ireland.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew at the Leonard Mine shaft #1.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew in an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew in an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew in an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew underneath the headframe at an unidentified mine.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Image of a mine crew waiting to go on shift underground.
    • Underground Drift

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    • Image of a mine drift in a mine, which was property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Mine Safety Bulletin Board

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    • Image of a Mine Safety Bulletin Board; there were one of these at each of the underground mines.
    • East Ridge Mine Tunnel

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    • Image of a mine tunnel with sacks of ore samples ready to be assayed. Identified as the East Ridge Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

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    • Image of a miner at the bottom of the shaft in the Leonard Mine. The man is clearing rock from the bottom of the shaft, something that had to be done daily.
    • Underground Electric Motor

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    • Image of a miner connecting a charging cable into an electric motor in an underground barn.
    • Underground Station Tender Danger

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    • Image of a miner demonstrating an unsafe method of bringing the cage to the same level of the station. An ore car could roll of off the cage and kill the station tender.
    • Freeing the Chute

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    • Image of a miner demonstrating an unsafe method of freeing a chute by using the rising gate to lift the chute bar.
    • Underground, Hoisting Timber

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    • Image of a miner demonstrating the safe procedure to hoist timber up to the stope. Note the chain and safety dog are being used. The miner keeps himself open to be able to step clear if needed.
    • Underground Drilling

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    • Image of a miner drilling holes for blasting with two jumbos. Note the drill steel stuck into four holes.
    • Underground Stope Drilling

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    • Image of a miner drilling with a stope drill. Note the square set timbering used.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Image of a miner moving an ore car in an underground drift.
    • Underground Timber Car

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    • Image of a miner pushing a timber car to clear the main track underground.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Image of a miner riding in an empty ore car, demonstrating dangerous behavior underground.
    • Leonard Mine Stope

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    • Image of a Mitchell Scope and two unidentified miners. Taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Improper Motor Driving

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    • Image of a motorman demonstrating improper driving methods. The men were supposed to keep both feet inside of the motor to avoid crushing a leg.
    • Miners' Training School

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    • Image of a motorman loading ore on the train at the Mine Training School in the yard of the Pennsylvania Mine.
    • Mountain View Mine Crew

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    • Image of a Mountain View Mine crew waiting to go on shift underground.
    • Mucking Machine

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    • Image of a mucking machine, which was made for narrow gauge rails.
    • Mucking Machine

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    • Image of a mucking machine, which was used underground and made to turn on the railroad tracks.
    • Underground Powder Magazine

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    • Image of a powder magazine in an unidentified mine. Blasting normally occurred towards the end of a shift.
    • High Ore Mine Yard

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    • Image of a scrap iron pile just outside of the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Shaft Sinking Crew

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    • Image of a shaft-sinking crew of five men sinking a bucket with an empty mine car.
    • Underground, Loose Slab

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    • Image of a shift boss underground as he points out the loose slab of ground to miner. This incident shows the importance of safety practices.
    • Anselmo Mine Crew

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    • Image of a shift of miners at the Anselmo mine.

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