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    • Anselmo Mine

    • 1943
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Anselmo Mine of a miner slushing above the 3200-foot level.
    • Anselmo Mine Stope

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine. Miner in image is in a stope driving a rock bolt with a jackleg drill.
    • Canvas Air Pipe

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

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken of a miner working in the underground shaft of the East Colusa Mine.
    • East Colusa Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken of a miner working in the underground shaft of the East Colusa Mine.
    • Fireproofing Mine Timbers

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Miner George Carothers fireproofing mine timbers with gunite - a form of stucco.
    • Freeing the Chute

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner demonstrating an unsafe method of freeing a chute by using the rising gate to lift the chute bar.
    • Granite Mountain Mine Underground

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Mucking was one of the major jobs of an underground miner in Butte. These two men are loading ore into a mine car with their shovels. The ore was then loaded into a skip and taken to the surface by a hoist and eventually taken to the smelter in...
    • Kelley Mine Grizzly Drift

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner blocking ore through grizzlys in a grizzly drift at the 800-foot level.
    • Kelley Mine Surface Miner

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of a surface miner working in the mine yard while checking the lumber on trucks. Note the loaded ore cars are on the railroad (top right).
    • Kelley Mine Underground Green House

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner underground on the 3900 pump station at the Kelley Mine tending flowers that were cultivated in the underground mine's green house. Plants and trees were grown underground with the help of grow lights and correct humidity.
    • Leonard Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner at the bottom of the shaft in the Leonard Mine. The man is clearing rock from the bottom of the shaft, something that had to be done daily.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Leonard Mine at the 2200-foot level station. The miner is dumping a mine car of copper ore into a skip pocket.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner working underground at the Leonard Mine. Identified as Gary Brookins
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of miner operating a mucking machine underground in the Leonard Mine. Identified as Gary Brookins.
    • Loading Ore From Chutes

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating a miner using an unsafe method of loading ore from chutes.
    • Mine Carpenters Boss and an Outside Saw

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of Dick Edwards, the boss of the mine carpenters, discussing a project with a miner. The picture also shows an early tool called an outside saw.
    • Mine Tourist

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    • Mines
    • Image of a tourist holding a miner's light standing in the cage.
    • Miner with Lamp & Lunch Bucket

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    • Mines
    • Image taken above ground of a miner with a lamp and lunch bucket at the Leonard Mine in Meaderville. Note the pipes and the timber stack on the right side.
    • Mountain View Mine Yard

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner while on a break in the Mountain View Mine yard.
    • Original Mine

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner widening a drift at the Original Mine.
    • Slushing Copper Ore

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner slushing copper ore in an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1919
    • Mines
    • A miner building a watershed in the Speculator Mine, property of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • St. Lawrence Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner at the top of the St. Lawrence Mine.
    • Underground Barring

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner barring down loose rocks and slabs.
    • 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

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating a dangerous method of constructing a chute without using nailing cleats.
    • Underground Drill Steel

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating an unsafe method of carrying drill steel without observing that the steel may come into contact with the trolley wire.
    • Underground Drilling

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner operating a jackleg drill in an unidentified mine.
    • 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 of a miner drilling a hole in an unidentified North Butte Mining Company mine.
    • Underground Drilling

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

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner drilling with a stoper drill.
    • 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

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner operating a drill in an unidentified Butte mine.
    • Underground Drilling

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

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating unsafe drilling methods. As a result, the drill has fallen on the man's foot.
    • Underground Electric Motor

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner connecting a charging cable into an electric motor in an underground barn.
    • Underground Hauling Timber

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating a dangerous method of dragging timber.
    • Underground Miner Pushing Ore Car

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating a miner pushing a car in an unsafe manner in a mine that could cause his hand and fingers to be smashed if caught between a rock and the timber.
    • Underground Mucking

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner mucking in a stope.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner riding in an empty ore car, demonstrating dangerous behavior underground.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating dangerous methods of pushing an ore car, which resulted in pinning the ankle under the wheels.
    • Underground Ore Car

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner moving an ore car in an underground drift.
    • Underground Ore Chute

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating a miner using an unsafe method of allowing a rock to hit the chute, which could smash the miner's hands.
    • Underground Slusher

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner operating a slusher and scraping ore into the ore chute.
    • Underground Slusher Machine

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner in an unidentified Butte mine moving ore into a chute using a slusher machine.
    • Underground Station Tender Danger

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of a miner demonstrating an unsafe method of bringing the cage to the same level of the station. An ore car could roll of off the cage and kill the station tender.
    • Underground Stope Danger

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner drilling with a stope drill. Note the square set timbering used.
    • 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 Timber & Pick

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating the correct stance to safely pull timber with a pick.
    • Underground Timber Car

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    • Mines
    • Image of a miner pushing a timber car to clear the main track underground.
    • Underground Timber Danger

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating the results of using unsafe mining practices and standing underneath a timber slide while timber is being hoisted.
    • Underground Timber Hoist Danger

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating dangerous safety practice by looking up a stope as partner hoists timber up the stope.
    • Underground Wire Danger

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    • Mines
    • Image of underground miners demonstrating the results of individuals connecting to exposed trolley wires. In this image the trolley box is missing leaving the trolley wires exposed, in turn shocking the miner.
    • Underground, Cutting Fuse

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified miner cutting a fuse length for a timing blast in an underground mine.
    • 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.
    • Underground, Loose Slab

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    • Mines
    • Image of a shift boss underground as he points out the loose slab of ground to miner. This incident shows the importance of safety practices.
    • Underground, Pulling the Shoot

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating unsafe timing when walking over a chute. The timing could be wrong if the motorman on the bill below were to pull the chute, then this miner would be drawn into the chute.

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