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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • West Colusa Mine

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

    • 1953
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    • 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.
    • Weed Concentrator

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

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    • Image of the Weed Concentrator. Note the overflow in the foreground.
    • 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.
    • Unidentified Mine Crew

    • 1910
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    • Image of a mine crew in front of an unidentified mine building. Note that there are no hardhats.
    • 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.
    • Underground, Loaded Drilling Holes & Fuses

    • 1950
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Underground Miners Working

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

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    • Image of timbering underground in the Stewart Mine. Note the vertical slice stope.
    • Stewart Mine 3000-Foot Level

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

    • 1920
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    • 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.
    • Steam Air Compressor

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

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

    • 1920
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    • 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.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1900
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    • An image of the Speculator Mine prior to 1907. Note its old headframe.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
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    • 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
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    • 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.
    • 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 '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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • Precipitation Plant

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

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

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the settling ponds.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mines Ore Pocket

    • 1956
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    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine, Bottom of Shaft

    • 1956
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    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

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

    • 1956
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    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
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    • Image of the Pittsmont mine reopening. Note the bottom of the ore pocket. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
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    • Image of the reopening of the Pittsmont Mine Shaft. Note the steel cap, wood posts, and angle blocked grizzly set.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine #3 Shaft and Stacks

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #3 shaft, the McQueen addition, and Maple Street. Also note Rampart Mountain and the mine's four smoke stacks.
    • Pittsmont Mine

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

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

    • 1915
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft. Note the concentrator.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pennsylvania Mine

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

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

    • 1930
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    • 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.
    • Parrot Mine

    • 1898
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    • Image of the Parrot Mine. Note that the headframe is still enclosed.
    • Parrot & Neversweat Mines

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

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

    • 1960
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    • 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.
    • Orphan Girl Mine Trolley Tracks

    • 1950
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    • 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
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    • 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...
    • Orphan Girl Mine Hoist

    • 1928
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    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine's hoist. Note the oiler and the engineer.
    • Orphan Girl Mine

    • 1927
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    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine headframe after it was moved from the Colorado Mine in 1925. Note that there are only 2 shiv wheels. Today, at the site at the World Museum of Mining, there are 3 shiv wheels, one for a chippy and in addition there is...
    • Original Mine Nordberg Steam Hoist

    • 1910
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    • 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.
    • Original Mine

    • 1905
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Neversweat Mine

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

    • 1930
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    • Image of the Neversweat Mine looking towards the west. Surrounding headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, the Steward Mine, and the E. Steward Mine. Also note St. Mary's Church.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Neversweat Mine. Note the seven stacks.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Neversweat mine and its seven stacks. Also note Anaconda Road.
    • Neversweat and Anaconda Mines

    • 1916
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    • 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.
    • Mountain View Mine Crosscut

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

    • 1927
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    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine's idler tower erection. Also note the original wooden headframe and ore bin.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    • 1960
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    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) timber yard. Note the immense amount of timber required for just one mine.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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

    • 1903
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    • 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.
    • Moonlight Mine

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    • Image of the Moonlight Mine. Note the enclosed headframe.
    • 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.
    • Miners Waiting to go on Shift

    • 1910
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    • Miners waiting to go on shift at the Speculator Mine. Note that the Chippy Cage was not yet installed.
    • Miners in  Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1919
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mine Adit

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    • Image taken of an adit in an unidentified mine. Note the timbered wall and the railroad rails.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Meaderville Copper Tanks

    • 1940
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    • 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.
    • Meaderville Copper Tanks

    • 1940
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    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine Waste Dump

    • 1938
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    • 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.
    • Lexington Mine Tunnel

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

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