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    • Alice Mine Cages

    • 1885
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Mine with miners in the cages on the surface waiting to go underground. Located in Walkerville, the Alice had an enclosed headframe.
    • Alice Mine Cages

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Mine Cages in Walkerville. Superintendent Mr. Buzzo is leaning on the rail in the suit.
    • Anaconda Mine Yard

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a worker cutting up old mine cages at the Anaconda Mine yard. Note the B.A. & P. Railroad main line headed north towards the Rarus Mine.
    • Anselmo Mine Cage

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine lowering a package of timber into the cages on the main hoist.
    • Anselmo Mine Switchboard

    • 1937
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine's switchboard that controlled the hoists that carried the cages up and down the mine. Dated on March 9, 1937.
    • 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.
    • Cage Danger

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    • Mines
    • Image of unidentified miners demonstrating the result of possible injury when men are pushing and crowding while getting on the cages.
    • Crew of  Kelley Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine's shift of miners at the tunnel entrance to the shaft where the 'cages' take the miners to the levels they were assigned to work on.
    • Four Deck Cage

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified mine with four-deck cages inside an enclosed headframe.
    • High Ore Mine, Collar of Shaft

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine. Note that the cages are loaded with miners waiting to be lowered into the mine. This was known as 'lowering the shift.'
    • 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.
    • Mine Cages

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    • Mines
    • Image of mine cages in a blacksmith shop in an unidentified mine yard. The image shows both the top and the bottom decks of the cages.
    • Mine Cages

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    • Mines
    • Image of mine cages in a blacksmith shop in an unidentified mine yard. The image shows both the top and the bottom decks of the cages.
    • Mine Crew & Candles

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified mine crew waiting to go underground in the cages. Miners working an 8-hour shift were given two candles and the 10-hour shift miners were given three candles.
    • Mountain View Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine. The two cages on the left are on the main hoist and the chippy hoist is to the right.
    • 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.
    • Underground Station of  Stewart Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Stewart Mine showing an underground station, which demonstrates the type of 'safety dogs' on the cages. This was a property of Senator W.A. Clark.

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