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  • All fields: air
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    • Adams Air Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of miners at the Adams air shaft.
    • Air Compressor

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    • Mines
    • Image of an air compressor at an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Air Locks & Fire Door

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    • Mines
    • Image of air locks and a fire door with pipes from the tailings and compressed air. The fire doors are installed to be locked in case of fire. The drain pipes were a necessity when miners would fill the worked-out areas with tailings.
    • Air Mucker

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of an air mucker, which was used underground for digging purposes.
    • Anselmo Mine Air Shaft

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    • Mines
    • Image of a desperation air shaft for the Anselmo Mine. The individual is in the sinking cage; the sinking equipment was removed after the shaft was sunk. The shaft was an up shaft.
    • Bell and Diamond Mines

    • 1921
    • Mines
    • Image of the Bell and Diamond Mine air compressor plant. Dated on March 9, 1921.
    • Butte Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the air receiving tanks at the Butte Compressor Plant.
    • Butte Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the air receiving tanks at the Butte Compressor Plant.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Canvas Air Pipe

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image demonstrating the flexibility of the canvas air pipe blowing air on a miner train of mighty cars.
    • Colorado Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine air shaft. Note the Neversweat mine to its left.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image of a compressed air geared hoist, which was often used in the small mines as a main hoist and in the bigger mines for sinking shafts.
    • East Colusa Pit & Air Shaft

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Pit and the East Colusa air shaft in the background. Dated on January 25, 1956.
    • 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.
    • Elm Orlu Miners' Lunch Area

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Miners' lunch area in Elm Orlu Mine. The image also includes an air door. This door included "sliders," which were used to regulate the amount of air released through the shoot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain Air Shaft. The fan drew bad air from the mine.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft and the building of a new railroad spur and road to the upper yard at the Mt. Con, Mountain Consolidated. Note the Central Heating Plant smoke stacks and the High Ore Mine.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft while building a new railroad spur and road into the upper yard at the Mt. Con. The Diamond Mine can be seen on the left and the Central Heating Plant's smoke stacks and the High Ore Mine are on the right.
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft with the West Gray Rock Mine in the background.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine compressed air hoist. The hoist engineer is identified as Chester Carter.
    • High Ore Mine Underground Exhaust Fan

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine underground exhaust fan. The fan helped to push bad air up and out of the shaft. Dated February 26, 1920.
    • 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.
    • Ironworker & Welding

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    • Mines
    • Image of an ironworker welding on an air fan in an unidentified mine yard.
    • Kelley Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine. Note the air cooler in foreground.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine at the top of North Main Street in Walkerville, shown with its new steel headframe that was previously on the Adams air shaft, also in Walkerville.
    • Miners Stringing Messenger Wire

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of miners stringing messenger wire to hold up the air bag fan in the Granite Mountain - Speculator Mine. These two mines were worked as one mine and belonged to the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Miners' Training School

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • The Anaconda Copper Mining Company remodeled the Pennsylvania Mine to be a training school for beginning miners. In this image a group of students are learning the ventilation system of the Butte mines. They are looking at a vent door, which helped...
    • Modoc Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Modoc Mine headframe, which was used for sinking a circular shaft for an air shaft addition.
    • Modoc Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Modoc Mine headframe, which was used for sinking a circular shaft for an air shaft addition.
    • Modoc Mine Air Shaft

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken during the construction of the Modoc Mine air shaft.
    • Moonlight Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Moonlight Mine air shaft.
    • Moose Mine Air Shaft

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Moose Mine Air Shaft, which worked in conjunction with the Badger State Mine.
    • Moose Mine Air Shaft

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Moose Mine's air shaft, located in Walkerville.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a blower on the 3400-foot level bringing fresh air to a crosscut underground in the Mountain Consolidated (Mt. Con) Mine.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Neversweat Mine Fan Adit

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

    • 1905
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine hoisting engine, the Nordberg steam. This engine would later be converted to a compressed air (direct drive) engine.
    • Orphan Girl Mine

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the air compressor at the Orphan Girl Mine.
    • 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.
    • Parrot Air Shaft

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot air shaft, originally the Parrot Mine.
    • Parrot Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot Mine, which later became the upcast air shaft for the hill. Its steel headframe would be moved to the Neversweat Mine some years later.
    • Parrot Mine Air Shaft

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parrot Mine air shaft taken after the year 1906.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Air Shaft

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pennsylvania Mine air shaft, during the preparation for the Berkeley Pit expansion.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Shaft reopening. Note the air operated skip pocket door, used for loading skips.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, Dry Drilling

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which illustrates a drilling platform with a miner and a buzzie drill, in addition to a compressed air hose. It is an example of dry drilling, which was against the safety codes.
    • 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.
    • 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 Air Drill

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of two underground miners operating an air drill steel on a rock face of the mine.
    • Underground Fan Bag

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A fan bag made of treated canvas is the 'pipe' that carries fresh air to the hot places in the underground mines. North Butte Mining Company was the 'inventor' of this improvement, which proved far superior to the tin stove pipe used previously.
    • West Colusa Mine Hoist

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine compressed air hoist and flat cable. The oiler has been identified as Al Lugg and the engineer is John Gilbert.

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