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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Shaft reopening. Note the air operated skip pocket door, used for loading skips.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine

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

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

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

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

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Pittsmont Mine at the bottom of ore pocket. Note the chains securing lagging, which were used to control drawing of ore chute.
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine Headframe Under Construction

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken during the building of the Kelley Mine headframe and its engine room. Note the sinking headframe is already in place. Surrounding headframes listed from left to right, as follows: High Ore Mine, Mountain View Mine, Anaconda Mine, and...
    • Pittsmont Mine, Bottom of Shaft

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the bottom of a shaft in the Pittsmont Mine. Note the bottom of the ore pocket, showing chains securing lagging used to control drawing of ore chute. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine reopening. Note the bottom of the ore pocket, showing chains and rail used to hold back ore material and control loading. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • Leonard Mine Shaft

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine shaft showing how the pressure of the ground distorts wall plates. Note the guides that the cages and skips run on in the south compartment of the Main Shaft.
    • West Colusa Mine Yard

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

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont mine reopening. Note the bottom of the ore pocket. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • West Colusa Mine Yard

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

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • Lexington Mine Waste Dump

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the view looking southeast toward Butte from the Lexington Mine's waste dump on North Main Street in Walkerville. Note the St. Lawrence Church on the left and the Mt Con Mine in the upper 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.
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine

    • 1880
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • East Stewart Mine

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

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • East Stewart Mine

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

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

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

    • 1932
    • Mines
    • Image taken of Walkerville. Note the Alice Mine at the top of the image while under construction. the Belle of Butte Mine can be seen in the middle. Dated on May 11, 1932.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine in Walkerville. Note the original wooden headframe. The metal frame was installed in the 1950s.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Badger State Mine

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

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot Mine. Note that the headframe is still enclosed.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Underground Locomotive

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    • Mines
    • 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

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

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft. Note the concentrator.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1942
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat Mine. Also note St. Mary's School in the background on the right.
    • Parrot & Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot and Neversweat Mines. Note that both headframes are still enclosed.
    • 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...
    • 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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    • 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 during its first years of production. Note the McQueen Addition in the background.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Anselmo Mine, Collar of Shaft

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Anselmo Mine of the collar of the shaft. Timber is shown being lowered into the mine. Note the carpenter shop at the right and the tipple for loading the railroad cars. This was the only mine on the Butte hill that used a tipple.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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