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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.
    • Minnie Healy Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Minnie Healy Mine, which was located in Meaderville. Note the West Colusa Mine in its background.
    • Belmont Mine Boiler Installation

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Belmont Mine of the boilers' installation. Located on East Mercury Street in uptown Butte. Note also the Great Northern Rail Yard and the small mine in the middle, the Ortisco Mine. Dated on December 14, 1927.
    • Mine Adit

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    • Mines
    • Image taken of an adit in an unidentified mine. Note the timbered wall and the railroad rails.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Moonlight Mine. Note the enclosed headframe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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

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

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parnell Mine dump. The skip cages for the Emma Mine were stored here until needed. Note the compressed air pipeline on the hill.
    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit

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

    • 1957
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Berkeley Pit while loading haul trucks. Note the High Ore Mine in the background.
    • 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.
    • Stewart Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Stewart Mine on North Main Street. Note the Original Mine in the background. Both mines belonged to W. A. Clark and both steel frames were installed in 1902.
    • 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.
    • Moonlight Mine

    • 1903
    • Mines
    • Image taken from East Park Street looking North at the Moonlight Mine. Note the Bricker Mine, Anaconda Mine, and the Mountain View Mine are also visible.
    • 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.
    • Butte Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Mine hoisting engine, engineer, and the oiler. Note the flat rope cable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Belmont Mine Chippy Hoist

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the new Nordberg chippy hoist at the Belmont Mine, located on East Mercury Street. Note that the steel hoist cable has not yet been put on the drum. Dated on March 30, 1927.
    • Badger State Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine. Note holing and rock bolts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mountain View Mine Crosscut

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine #A1331 Crosscut. Dated in October 1950. Note the rigid vent tube running down the shaft.
    • 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.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat Mine. Note the seven stacks.
    • Berkeley Pit

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

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot Mine and the Neversweat Mine. Note that both headframes are enclosed.
    • 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 district and the Leonard Mine in the background.
    • East Colusa Mine & Pit

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

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

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

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

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine in Walkerville, located at the top of Main Street. Note the original wooden headframe, which was erected by Heinze in approximately 1904.
    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the West Colusa Mine at the 2800-foot level station manway. Note the electrical cables.
    • Mountain Con Mine Timber Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Con) timber yard. Note the amount of timber that was required in an underground mine.
    • Continental Pit & Columbia Gardens

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken during the first digs of the East Continental Pit. Note the Columbia Gardens pavilion and roller coaster.
    • 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.
    • Diamond Mine Visitors

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Parrot Mine

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot Mine. Note that the headframe is still enclosed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit

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

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot and Neversweat Mines. Note that both headframes are still enclosed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Nipper Mine #1 & #2 Shafts

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pennsylvania Mine

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

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