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    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill. The drill is used to set holes for blasting, which are then loaded with the blasting powder. Image taken in the Berkeley Pit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Blasting Caps & Fuse

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    • Mines
    • Image of blasting caps which have been fastened to the fuse.
    • Blasting in  Stewart Mine

    • 1897
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Stewart Mine showing miners ready to blast. They are approximately 1900 feet below the U.S. Federal Building (to the south) on North Main Street.
    • Blasting Primer Locker

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines of a locker for blasting primers, which are fuses with blasting caps. The disorder in the locker is the Safety Supervisor's nightmare.
    • Leonard Mine Primer House

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    • Mines
    • Image of the primer house at the Leonard Mine. Here the fuses were cut to the proper length and the blasting caps were prepared for delivery into the mine.
    • Loading a Drift Round

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken while loading a drift round for blasting in an unidentified mine.
    • Speculator Mine Powder Plant

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator Mine on the right during the building of the Powder Plant at the site of the old Speculator Mine's boiler room. The plant was used to house blasting supplies for the Berkeley Pit.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines Powder Magazine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which shows the need for safe practice of not putting unused blasting powder in the powder magazine when the blasting has been finished. Here it is shown left hanging in the powder sack.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground mine placing dynamite in a stick of powder to prepare for blasting.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of miners preparing to blast underground in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner 'timing the shot,' a term used to refer to preparing the fuse before blasting rock.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner pushing a stick of dynamite into a previously drilled hole underground.
    • Underground Blasting

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image taken while loading holes that have been drilled for blasting.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner loading primer into dynamite prior to loading holes for blasting.
    • Underground Drilling

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner drilling holes for blasting powder with an old cranked drifter machine in an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Underground Drilling

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground while drilling out a round for blasting.
    • Underground Drilling

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image taken while drilling out a round for blasting underground in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner drilling holes for blasting with two jumbos. Note the drill steel stuck into four holes.
    • Underground Drilling

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner drilling holes to prepare for blasting in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Powder Magazine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a powder magazine in an unidentified mine. Blasting normally occurred towards the end of a shift.

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