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    • Speculator Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A view of the Speculator Mine - a property belonging to the North Butte Mining Company. A restroom was in the small building with a white window. Note the fruit tree growing near the building.
    • 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.
    • Miners in  Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1919
    • People
    • An image of miners in the Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine cleaning up a small pile of granite that fell from the left side of the crosscut. Note the miners' hard hats, which were introduced to Butte in 1938.
    • Granite Mountain Mine Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Granite Mountain Mine with empty mine cars on the left and loaded cars on the right. Note the fan bags on the left, which carryied fresh air through the mine.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • An image of the Speculator Mine prior to 1907. Note its old headframe.
    • Berkeley Mine Churn Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Churn drilling in the Berkeley Mine's yard. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image is third of four in a panoramic series showing the Silver Bow Mine to Meaderville. Note also the Butte and Boston Smelter and the Montana Ore Purchasing Company.
    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Churn Drill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a churn drill working in Walkerville. Note the Alice Mine in the background and the Belle of Butte Mine Mine below.
    • Unidentified Mine Crew

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of a mine crew in front of an unidentified mine building. Note that there are no hardhats.
    • Underground, Hoisting Timber

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    • Mines
    • 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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    • Mines
    • 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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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner drilling with a stope drill. Note the square set timbering used.
    • Parrot Mine Yard

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of a new pickup truck in the Parrot Mine yard, located just below the famous Neversweat Mine. Note the Anaconda Mine ore bins just west of the Neversweat Mine ore bins.
    • Steam Air Compressor

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of a steam-driven air compressor. Note the size of the fly wheel engineer and oiler.
    • Kelley Mine Surface Miner

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of a surface miner working in the mine yard while checking the lumber on trucks. Note the loaded ore cars are on the railroad (top right).
    • Image of a Three-way Turnaround

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of a three-way turnaround underground. Note the keg for drinking water. The overhead trolley wire is placed in a box for protection.
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine #2 Shaft

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of a worker standing in the temporary cage at Shaft #2 at the Kelley Mine. They were in the process of building the shaft. Note the railroad tracks for the mine's ore cars on the right side.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note several residential areas of Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the Belmont Mine to its right.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the Belmont Mine to its right.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen and Meaderville districts in the lower right hand corner.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district and the Leonard Mine in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district and the Leonard Mine in the background.
    • 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.
    • Underground Stope Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner drilling with a stope drill and then loading the holes with dynamite. Note the square set timbering.
    • Dublin Gulch and  Kelley Mine

    • 1951
    • Mines
    • Image of Dublin Gulch, an area of houses where local miners lived, with the Kelley Mine in the background. Also note the famous Anaconda Road, which wound up the Butte Hill through all of the mines on the right-hand side.
    • Central Timber Yard

    • 1952
    • Mines
    • Image of framing mine timber. Note the horizontal and vertical saws.
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of miners waiting to go down the Mountain Con Mine. Also note the loaded timber trucks.
    • Underground Miners Working

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of miners working in an unidentified mine. Note that the men are wearing hard hats, which were required after 1935.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
    • Mines
    • Image of Rowe Road. Note the Butte Reduction Works in its background; this plant was later a Manganese Plant. On the left is Big Butte and the Milwaukee Railroad track.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
    • Mines
    • Image of Rowe Road. Note the Butte Reduction Works in its background; this plant was later a Manganese Plant. On the left is Big Butte and the Milwaukee Railroad track.
    • Stewart Mine 3000-Foot Level

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the 3000-foot level at the Stewart Mine. Note the cover over the man-way. Dated on December 14, 1920.
    • Alice and Moulton Mines

    • 1909
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice and Moulton Mines in Walkerville. Note the Belle of Butte Mine Mine to the left.
    • 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.
    • Anaconda Road and Parrot Mine

    • 1952
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Road, which wound up the Butte Hill between many of the major mines. Note that the Butte Mines Machine Shop was under construction at the Parrot Mine during this time.
    • Anaconda and Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Anselmo Mine

    • 1936
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine with its original wooden headframe. The mine was bought by Anaconda Copper Mining Company sometime in 1925. Note the West Gagnon Mine on right side of the photo.
    • Anselmo Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine. Note the ore cars underneath the shaft in the process of being filled with ore.
    • Bell Mine Double-Decker Cages

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Belmont Mine

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the Belmont Mine, located on East Mercury Street. Note the original wooden headframe underneath the new steel headframe.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit during its early days of production. Note the proximity of homes and neighborhoods.
    • Berkeley Pit

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit during its first years of production. Note the McQueen Addition in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

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

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit, looking west. Note the High Ore, Granite Mountain, and Badger Mines in the background.
    • Buffalo Mine

    • 1968
    • Mines
    • Image of the Buffalo Mine, located on North Main Street in uptown Butte. Dated March 3, 1968. Note the Diamond Mine in the background.
    • Buffalo Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Buffalo Mine. Note the Lexington Mine in the background. Both headframes were located in the Centerville district.
    • Butte & Duluth Open Pit Mine

    •  
    • 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

    • 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.
    • Butte Mine

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

    •  
    • 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.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

    •  
    • 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.
    • Colorado Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine air shaft. Note the Neversweat mine to its left.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • East Colusa Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and pit. Note also the Leonard Mine to its right.
    • East Colusa Mine & Pit

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and pit. Note the Meaderville and McQueen districts in the background.
    • East Colusa Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine, located in Meaderville. Note the ore train in the foreground.
    • East Colusa Pit & Air Shafts

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Pit. Note the liquidator and East Colusa air shafts just above the pit.
    • East Side of Butte Hill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the East side of Butte Hill. Note the Main Range Mine in the foreground.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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

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

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

    •  
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Granite Mountain Mine-Pilot Butte's Air Shaft

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image of the Granite Mountain Mine and Pilot Butte's air shaft. This property was originally owned by the North Butte Mining Company. Note that the Berkeley Pit waste dump was gradually burying everything near the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft and the building of a new railroad spur and road to the upper yard at the Mt. Con, Mountain Consolidated. Note the Central Heating Plant smoke stacks and the High Ore Mine.
    • High Ore Mine Copper Tanks

    •  
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • High Ore Mine, Collar of Shaft

    •  
    • Mines
    • 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.'
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine. Note the Mountain View Mine hoist house and various other buildings on its right.
    • High Ore Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore, the Diamond, and the Corra Mines. Note the rope house behind the High Ore engine room.
    • Alice Mill

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

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley #1, #2, & #3 Mine headframes. Note the Neversweat mine looking south of Butte.
    • Kelley Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine. Note the air cooler in foreground.
    • Kelley Mine #3 Shaft

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine's #3 shaft, which was used for transporting miners and supplies. Shafts #1 and #2 were used for hauling rock. Note to the right is an electric substation center.
    • Kelley Mine Shaft Collar Set

    • 1948
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine's shaft collar set, showing installing and dedicating the collar set of the start of the new shaft. William Peltoma is in the left front. Glover and Art Bigley are behind him. In the back center is Andy Sims, Bob O'Toole...
    • Leonard & East Colusa Mines

    • 1944
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard and East Colusa Mines and the Heinze warehouse in the foreground. Note the new headframe placed over top of the previous headframe.
    • Leonard & East Colusa Mines

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine copper precipitation tanks introducing a mechanical sweeper. Note the Leonard Mine horse barn and headframe on the right.
    • Leonard Mine Precipitation Tanks

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine copper precipitation tanks introducing a mechanical sweeper. Note the Leonard Mine horse barn and headframe on the right.
    • Leonard Mine & Berkeley Pit

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

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

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

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