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    • West Gray Rock Mine

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    • Image of the West Gray Rock Mine, located in the Centerville district.
    • West Gray Rock Mine

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    • Image of the West Gray Rock Mine, located in Centerville. It is currently erected in Silver Star, Mt.
    • West Gray Rock Mine

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    • Image of the West Gray Rock Mine, located in the Centerville district.
    • West Colusa Mine Yard

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    • Image of the West Colusa Mine yard. Note the Northern Pacific flatbed railroad car in the foreround.
    • West Colusa Mine Yard

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    • Image taken in the West Colusa Mine yard. Note timber is being loaded to be taken underground.
    • West Colusa Mine Cage

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

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    • Postcard image of the West Colusa Mine.
    • West Colusa Mine

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    • Image of the West Colusa Mine timber piles, awaiting use underground.
    • Weed Concentrator

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    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • Weed Concentrator

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    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • Washoe Smelter

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    • Image taken in the Washoe Smelter of arsenic in the flue.
    • Washoe Sampler

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    • Image of the Washoe Sampler, which was located on South Montana Street just below the railroad crossing. Ore mined in Butte had to be sampled after unloading here and then weighed. Payment for the metals was made through this smelter.
    • Washoe Sampler

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    • Image of the Washoe Sampler, a smelter that was located west of Montana Street.
    • Washoe Sampler

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    • Image of the Washoe Sampler, which was located on South Montana Street just below the railroad crossing. Ore mined in Butte had to be sampled after unloading here and then weighed. Payment for the metals was made through this smelter.
    • Ventilation Fan

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    • Image of the ventilation fan above the drift and an ore car track in an unidentified mine.
    • Unloading Timber Underground

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    • Image taken while unloading a bundle of mine timber underground in an unidentified mine on the Butte hill.
    • Unidentified Mine Yard

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    • Image of an unidentified mine yard showing sacks of ore underneath the headframe.
    • Unidentified Mine

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    • Image of an unidentified mine in the Meaderville area. It has been identified as possibly being the N.W. tunnel in the Woodville Canyon.
    • 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.
    • Underground, Rock Bolts

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    • Image taken in an unidentified mine demonstrating how to use rock bolts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Underground, Looking up a Raise

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    • Image taken underground in an unidentified mine while looking up a raise. Note the timber slide with rope to hoist the mine timbers and the worker at the left climbing a ladder.
    • 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, Filling the Stope

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    • Image taken while filling the stope below with mine waste. Note how the ground is timbered before it is filled.
    • Underground Wire Danger

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    • Image of underground miners demonstrating the results of individuals connecting to exposed trolley wires. In this image the trolley box is missing leaving the trolley wires exposed, in turn shocking the miner.
    • Underground Ventilation Door

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    • Image of a ventilation door in a mine, which was located in the Granite Mountain Mine, a property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Trolley Wire

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    • Image of an unsafe trolley wire in a mine, which was property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Tourists

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    • Image of a group of tourists one the 1500-foot level of an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Toilet Car

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    • Image of a toilet car in an underground mine, also referred to as the honey pot.
    • Underground Toilet Car

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    • Image of a toilet car, also known as the honey pot, in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Timbers

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    • Image of fallen timbers in a mine, which was property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Timbers

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    • Image of fallen timbers in a mine, which was property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Timbering

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    • Image of two unidentified miners in an underground stope doing some necessary work in timbering. Note the carefully measured top of the timber being set in place.
    • Underground Timber Hoist Danger

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    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating dangerous safety practice by looking up a stope as partner hoists timber up the stope.
    • Underground Timber Danger

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    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating the results of using unsafe mining practices and standing underneath a timber slide while timber is being hoisted.
    • Underground Timber Car

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

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    • Image of an unidentified miner drilling with a stope drill and then loading the holes with dynamite. Note the square set timbering.
    • Underground Stope Drilling

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

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    • Image of two unidentified miners in an underground mine stope drilling holes in the copper ore to load with dynamite to blast the ore down.
    • Underground Stope

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    • Image of an underground stope in an unidentified Butte mine.
    • 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.
    • Underground Station

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    • Image of visitors at an underground station in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Stalactites

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    • Image of underground stalactites. A stalactite is a type of formation that hangs from the ceiling of caves, hot springs, or manmade structures such as bridges and mines. Stalactites may be composed of amberat, lava, minerals, mud, peat, pitch,...
    • Underground Slusher Machine

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    • Image of an underground miner in an unidentified Butte mine moving ore into a chute using a slusher machine.
    • Underground Slusher

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    • Image of a slusher pulling rock through the drift underground in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Slusher

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    • Image of an unidentified miner operating a slusher and scraping ore into the ore chute.
    • Underground Skip

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    • Image of two unidentified miners loading a skip by dumping the mine car in the shaft.
    • Underground Sill

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    • Image of a sill in a mine, which was property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Shaft Station

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    • Image of two unidentified miners installing large screen doors to prevent rocks from falling down the shaft or entering the station door over the shaft.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Image of a miner riding in an empty ore car, demonstrating dangerous behavior underground.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating dangerous methods of pushing an ore car, which resulted in pinning the ankle under the wheels.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Image of a miner moving an ore car in an underground drift.
    • 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 Mucking Machine

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    • Image taken while loading a small mine car in a drift using a mucking machine in an unidentified mine.
    • 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 Miners

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    • Image of two men working underground in an unidentified mine.
    • 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 Mine Locomotive

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    • Image taken while placing a set of newly charged batteries on an underground mine locomotive.
    • Underground Locomotive

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    • Image taken while emptying copper ore from mine cars into a shaft pocket in an unidentified Butte mine. Also note the battery locomotive.
    • Underground Locomotive

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    • Image of an underground battery locomotive in an unidentified Butte mine dumping ore cars.
    • Underground Locomotive

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    • Image of an underground battery locomotive in an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Underground Hauling Timber

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    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating a dangerous method of dragging timber.
    • Underground Hand-Drilling

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    • Image of four unidentified miners hand-drilling on the 2000-foot level in a Butte mine.

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