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    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine. Image is second of four in a panoramic series showing the Pittsmont Mine, located on the the left. Note the Silver Bow Mine and the Butte and Boston Smelter on the right.
    • Pittsmont Mine & Smelter

    • 1902
    • Mills and Smelters
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine and smelter. Image is first of four in a panoramic series. Note South Butte in the background.
    • 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.
    • Neversweat and Anaconda Mines

    • 1916
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat and the Anaconda Mines. Note at the far right is W.A. Clark's Colusa Mine and also the Parrot Mine shafts. The Butte Compressor Plant can be seen at the far right.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #4 shaft in East Butte. Note the steel headframe.
    • Weed Concentrator

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft and smelter in East Butte. Note the Parrot Smelter 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.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville copper tanks. In the center is the Northern Pacific Railroad wye, as ell as several more copper tanks. Note the flume for copper water on top of the Montana Ore Purchasing Company slag dump.
    • 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.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note Silver Bow Creek to its right.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit taken from the Pittsmont Mine dump. Note the McQueen Addition in the background. Dated in October of 1955.
    • Precipitation Plant 'Rose Bowl' Settle Pond

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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 Mine Churn Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Churn drilling in the Berkeley Mine's yard. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft located in East Butte. Note the concentrator bin in the center.
    • Berkeley Pit Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image taken during a blasting at the Berkeley Pit. Note the 65-ton haul pack trucks waiting to be loaded.
    • Badger State Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine. Note holing and rock bolts.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft. Note the concentrator.
    • Berkeley Pit Test Drilling

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

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • East Colusa Mine & Pit

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

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • East Colusa Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine, located in Meaderville. Note the ore train in the foreground.
    • Rocker Framing Mill

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the West Colusa Mine at the 2800-foot level station manway. Note the electrical cables.
    • West Colusa & Speculator Mines

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine, right, and Speculator Mine, left. Note the block caving coming through to the surface. Modoc Mine waste dump is in background. Dated on October 9, 1953.
    • East Colusa Pit & Air Shafts

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    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Pit. Note the liquidator and East Colusa air shafts just above the pit.
    • Original Mine Nordberg Steam Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine showing the Nordberg steam hoist installed in 1898 by the mine's owner, Senator W.A. Clark. Note the engine operators at work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Original Mine

    • 1905
    • Mines
    • Image of the steel headframe of the Original Mine on North Main Street. The Anaconda Road is on the right and the Stewart Mine is on the left. Also note the eight stacks just east of Main Street.
    • High Ore Mine

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

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine. Note the lead covered electric cables.
    • High Ore Mine Cables

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

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    • 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.'
    • Arctic Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • The beginning of the Arctic mine in Butte with its wooden headframe. Note the crowded houses.
    • Orphan Girl Mine Hoist

    • 1928
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine's hoist. Note the oiler and the engineer.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the interior of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter. Note the large electric magnet catching tramp iron.
    • East Side of Butte Hill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the East side of Butte Hill. Note the Main Range Mine in the foreground.
    • High Ore Mine Copper Tanks

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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Butte Mines

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of various Butte mines. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, Highore, Nipper #1 and #2, Mountain View, Anaconda, Neversweat and the Parrot. Note the copper tanks in front of Orignal mine.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Steam Air Compressor

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

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Gagnon Mine. Note the 78 degree incline shaft.
    • Orphan Girl Mine Trolley Tracks

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine's trolley tracks, which were used for hauling waste to the dumps by rail. In later years, trucks were used. Note the fence and the double gates.
    • Orphan Girl Mine Timber Yard

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine's timber yard. Note the caps and posts, which were framed at Rocker, as well as the watchman's shack and the buildings on the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology's campus on the hill. The college name...
    • Miners Waiting to go on Shift

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Miners waiting to go on shift at the Speculator Mine. Note that the Chippy Cage was not yet installed.
    • Miners & Skip

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • St. Lawrence Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence Mine with timber on the sheet. Also note the Anaconda Mine in the background.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1942
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine. Note the old headframe still standing underneath the new headframe. Dated on August 25, 1942.
    • Stewart Mine Timbering

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    • Mines
    • Image of timbering underground in the Stewart Mine. Note the vertical slice stope.
    • Underground, Loaded Drilling Holes & Fuses

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken of holes in an underground mine that have been drilled and loaded with powder. Note the fuses extending out of holes, which would then be ignited in the proper order.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • An image of the Speculator Mine prior to 1907. Note its old headframe.
    • Leonard & East Colusa Mines

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard and East Colusa Mines in Meaderville. Note the copper tank flume and trestle over the Great Northern Railroad tracks.
    • 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 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.
    • Miner with Lamp & Lunch Bucket

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine. Note the Great Northern railroad tracks on the mountain and the residential area of McQueen on the right.
    • East Stewart Mine

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

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

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine air shaft. Note the Neversweat mine to its left.
    • Leonard Mine & Berkeley Pit

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine on the edge of what would become the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Underground, Looking up a Raise

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine Tunnel

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine tunnel that connects with the actual mine on the 350 level. Note the ore cars bear the Granby label.
    • 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.
    • Underground, Filling the Stope

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

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