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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.
    • Pennsylvania Mine & Miners' Training School

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    • Mines
    • Image taken of the Miners' Training School in the Pennsylvania Mine's carpenter shop. With the aid of tamping sticks and chicken wire, the student miners can visualize the proper angles for drilling holes underground.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of two unidentified miners at the Speculator Mine drilling holes for dynamite.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, Drilling Dynamite Holes

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which shows bad practice of two miners drilling dry holes for dynamite. The copper dust on their faces is proof that the area is too dry and could cause Miner's lung disease.
    • 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

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner drilling holes to prepare for a blast.
    • 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 Stope Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner drilling with a stope drill and then loading the holes with dynamite. Note the square set timbering.
    • Underground Stope Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of two unidentified miners in an underground mine stope drilling holes in the copper ore to load with dynamite to blast the ore down.
    • Underground, Loaded Drilling Holes & Fuses

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • 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, Trucking Out Tools

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken while trucking out the tools after drilling a round of holes in an unidentified underground mine.

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