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    • Alice Open Pit Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Mine and open pit silver and gold mine in Walkerville (north of Butte). Erosion of slope stability destroyed the original Alice Mine, which, before Butte, became a copper producer and was the biggest mine in the area.
    • Alice Open Pit Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the beginning of the Alice open pit in Walkerville. The buildings are from the original Alice Mine.
    • Alice Open Pit Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Pit on the north side of Walkerville.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit, which was taken during the dismantling of several headframes and mines in order to make room for the expansion of the open pit.
    • Berkeley Pit Electric Truck

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    • Mines
    • Image of an electric truck in the Berkeley Pit open pit mine. The mine belonged to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company and was later was purchased by the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). The man standing has been identified as John Killoy, the...
    • 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.
    • Granite Mountain Mine Steel Crates

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Top men loading steel crates on the mine cage for the drillers underground at the Granite Mountain Mine. Steel was loaded in tight bundles so as to avoid falling open and ripping apart the guides on its way down the shaft.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine awaiting its dismantling to make way for the open pit.
    • High Ore Mine & Berkeley Pit

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Central Heating Plant and the Montana Power Substation on the edge of the expanding Berkeley Pit open pit mine. The plant and substation would be torn down for this expansion.
    • High Ore Mine Yard and Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant during its dismantling to make way for the new open put. It was located in the High Ore Mine yard. This plant furnished compressed air for all of the underground mines.
    • Mining Method Illustration

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's illustration of three types of mining. The center illustrates the pick and shovel, and the blast method; to its left block caving is demonstrated; and to its right is the open pit method.
    • Mountain View Mine Hoist House

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Mountain View Mine hoist house. The hoist's engineer has been identified as Judson Oiler, seen holding the oil can, who worked the hoist almost until it was dismantled to make room for open pit mining.
    • Neversweat Mine Dismantle

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • View of the Neversweat Mine with its headframe being dismantled. Demolition was underway to prepare for open pit mining on the hill.
    • Neversweat Mine Fan Adit

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of workers 'driving' to open an air fan adit at the Neversweat Mine.
    • Paymaster Mine

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pay Master Mine, located at 401 West Daly Street in Walkerville, was worked by leasers in the 1930s. This small mine was located in front of the famous Alice Mine that later became the Alice open pit.
    • Pittsmont Mine #4 Shaft

    • 1946
    • Mines
    • Image of miners working to clear and open the #4 shaft at the Pittsmont Mine after it caved in.
    • Skyrham Mine

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of the Skyrham open pit mine.
    • Timber Depot

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A timber depot in a North Butte mine. A fan in the left hand side of the picture pushed air through the fan bags to the stope. The stope was an open space left behind after the desired ore had been extracted from the space.
    • Underground Stope Danger

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demontrating an unsafe mining practice of working in a stope with open floors.
    • 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.

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