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    • Leonard Mine

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    • Image of the Leonard Mine shaft #2. Note the proximity of homes to the mines.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • Mine Adit

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    • Image taken of an adit in an unidentified mine. Note the timbered wall and the railroad rails.
    • East Colusa Pit & Air Shafts

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    • Image of the East Colusa Pit. Note the liquidator and East Colusa air shafts just above the pit.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the hydraulic sweeper stirring up cans in the copper water, as well as the crane with a magnet to handle the cans.
    • 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.
    • 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 Timber Yard

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    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Con) timber yard. Note the amount of timber that was required in an underground mine.
    • Weed Concentrator

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    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • Minnie Healy Mine

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    • Image of the Minnie Healy Mine, which was located in Meaderville. Note the West Colusa Mine in its background.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note Silver Bow Creek to its right.
    • Leonard Mine

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    • Image of the Leonard Mine. Note the Great Northern railroad tracks on the mountain and the residential area of McQueen on the right.
    • 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.
    • Rocker Framing Mill

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    • Image taken at the Rocker Framing Mill of square set timbers for the underground mines. Note the step-down method.
    • Rocker Framing Mill

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    • Image taken at the Rocker Framing Mill of square set timbers for the underground mines. Note the step-down method.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit Test Drilling

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    • Image taken while test drilling in the Berkeley Pit. Note Butte's East side in the background.
    • Butte Hill and Mines

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    • Image taken of Butte Hill from the Butte Hoist, which was located at the High Ore Mine. Note the Mountain View and High Ore mine yards, the Butte Hoist and compressor plant to the left, and Diamond Mine dump in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Image of the Berkeley Pit taken from the Pittsmont Mine dump. Note the McQueen Addition in the background. Dated in October of 1955.
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine & Berkeley Pit

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    • Image of the Leonard Mine on the edge of what would become the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Badger State Mine

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    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine. Note holing and rock bolts.
    • Berkeley Pit Blasting

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    • Image taken during a blasting at the Berkeley Pit. Note the 65-ton haul pack trucks waiting to be loaded.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Steam Air Compressor

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    • Image of a steam-driven air compressor. Note the size of the fly wheel engineer and oiler.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Moonlight Mine

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    • Image of the Moonlight Mine. Note the enclosed headframe.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Image of the Berkeley Pit during its first years of production. Note the McQueen Addition in the background.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • 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.
    • Berkeley Mine Churn Drilling

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    • Churn drilling in the Berkeley Mine's yard. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Precipitation Plant 'Rose Bowl' Settle Pond

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    • Image of the precipitation plant's settling pond, referred to as the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle out copper water flowing to the new precipitation plant. Note the Tramway and the Berkeley Mines in its background.
    • Nipper Mine #1 & #2 Shafts

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    • Image of the Nipper Mine shafts #1 and #2. The #2 shaft was an incline shaft at a 78 degree incline. The Neversweat Mine can be seen in the background of the image and the Anaconda Mine is to the left. Note Dublin Gulch in the foreground.
    • High Ore Mine

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    • Image of the High Ore, the Diamond, and the Corra Mines. Note the rope house behind the High Ore engine room.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • East Colusa Mine

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    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and pit. Note also the Leonard Mine to its right.
    • 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.
    • Weed Concentrator

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

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the hydraulic sweeper stirring up cans in the copper water, as well as the crane with a magnet to handle the cans.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Image of the East side of the Butte Hill. Note the headframes, smoke stacks, and the railroad tracks covering the hill.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

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    • Image of the Parnell Mine yard. Note the cement blocks stacked in the yard. These blocks were used to line the shaft and were left on hand as need for replacements arose.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note Silver Bow Creek to its right.
    • 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 Stope Drilling

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    • Image of a miner drilling with a stope drill. Note the square set timbering used.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • Miners & Skip

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    • Image of two miners standing in front of the skip holding a sample of the rock from the mine behind them. Note the carbide lamps in their hands.
    • Butte & Duluth Open Pit Mine

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    • 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.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Image of miners waiting to go down the Mountain Con Mine. Also note the loaded timber trucks.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Anselmo Mine

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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine. Note the ore cars underneath the shaft in the process of being filled with ore.
    • Leonard Mine Underground

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    • Image taken underground at the 1400-foot level of the Leonard Mine. Note the ore cars dumping into skip pocket.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Dump

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    • Image of the Pennsylvania Mine dump. Note the Belmont Mine and a portion of East Butte in the background.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Butte Hill Postcard

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    • Postcard of the Butte hill, titled 'The richest hill in the world.' Headframes in the image are the West Steward Mine and the Mountain Consolidated (Mountain Con) Mines in Butte, MT. Also note the Little Minah and the Corra mines.
    • High Ore Mine Cables

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    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine. Note the lead covered electric cables.
    • High Ore Mine, Collar of Shaft

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine. Note that the cages are loaded with miners waiting to be lowered into the mine. This was known as 'lowering the shift.'
    • Stewart Mine Timbering

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    • Image of timbering underground in the Stewart Mine. Note the vertical slice stope.
    • Pennsylvania Mine

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    • Image of the Pennsylvania Mine, located on East Broadway Street. Note the Belmont Mine to the far left.
    • High Ore Mine Cables

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    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine. Note the lead covered electric cables.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • 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.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • East Colusa Mine

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    • Image of the East Colusa Mine, located in Meaderville. Note the ore train in the foreground.
    • 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.
    • Precipitation Plant 'Rose Bowl' Settle Pond

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    • Image of the precipitation plant's settling pond, referred to as the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle out copper water flowing to the new precipitation plant. Note the Tramway and the Berkeley Mines in its background.
    • Centerville

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    • Image taken of Centerville, a settlement located between Butte and Walkerville, looking towards Butte from the Josephine Mine dump. Note the Mountain Con Mine's engine room in the upper right.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Miner with Lamp & Lunch Bucket

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    • Image taken above ground of a miner with a lamp and lunch bucket at the Leonard Mine in Meaderville. Note the pipes and the timber stack on the right side.
    • Leonard & East Colusa Mines

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    • Image of the Leonard and East Colusa Mines in Meaderville. Note the copper tank flume and trestle over the Great Northern Railroad tracks.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Foreman House

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    • Image of the foreman's house of the Pennsylvania Mine, located at 1022 East Park Street. Note the Pennsylvania Mine dump to the fat left.
    • High Ore Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine copper tanks, which overlooked the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks. Note the scrap iron waiting to be dumped into the copper tanks for leaching. The copper precipitates from these upper flumes were 98% copper.
    • 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, 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.
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine

    • 1880
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    • View of the city of Walkerville, which was first referred to as 'Rainbow' around the 1880s. Note the Alice Mine and Mill looking North and the Moulton Mine and Mill on its left.
    • Alice Mill

    • 1885
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    • Image of the interior of the Alice Mill in Walkerville. The Alice Mine was known for being rich in silver. Note the ball mills.
    • East Stewart Mine

    • 1890
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    • Image of the East Stewart Mine on Anaconda Road. Note the headframe is enclosed.
    • East Stewart Mine

    • 1890
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    • Image of the East Stewart Mine on Anaconda Road. Note the enclosed headframe.
    • Diamond Mine Visitors

    • 1890
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    • Image taken at the Diamond Mine with Centerville visitors standing on sheets, which were pieces of protective iron placed in front of the shaft. Also note the cage and skip on the surface.
    • Parrot & Neversweat Mines

    • 1890
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    • Image of the Parrot Mine and the Neversweat Mine. Note that both headframes are enclosed.
    • Parrot Mine

    • 1898
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    • Image of the Parrot Mine. Note that the headframe is still enclosed.
    • Parrot Smelter

    • 1898
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    • Image taken at the Parrot Smelter. Note the elevated tracks leading to the smelter.
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1898
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    • Image of men at the Green Mountain Mine in Centerville, located at the east end of Center Street. This was one of the largest mines at the turn of the century. Note, that the wooden headframes at this time were primarily covered.
    • Anaconda and Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Anaconda, left, and Neversweat, right, Mines. Note the small mine in the foreground is the L.E.R. Mine. All located in the Dublin Gulch district.
    • Bell Mine Double-Decker Cages

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Bell Mine showing the double-decker cages, which were used for carrying miners and supplies down into the mine. On the right, note the flat cable, which would have indicated that cages were down in the mine.
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image taken underground in the Gagnon Mine. Note the 78 degree incline shaft.
    • Parrot & Anaconda Mines

    • 1900
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    • 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 Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Butte Mine hoisting engine, engineer, and the oiler. Note the flat rope cable.
    • Parrot & Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Parrot and Neversweat Mines. Note that both headframes are still enclosed.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1900
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    • Installing a new plant at the Lexington Mine. Note the Magna Carta Mine and the Valdemer Mine in the background.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft and smelter in East Butte. Note the Parrot Smelter in the background.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Leonard Mine shaft #1. The men are waiting to go on shift; note their lunch buckets and candles.

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