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    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Mine, which was the first mine acquired by Marcus Daly. Daly was one of the first Copper Kings of Butte.
    • Black Rock Mine and Zinc Concentrator

    • 1913
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine and Zinc concentrator. This concentrator was one of the first zinc plants in Butte. At one time, this company employed 2,000 people.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • The back view of the Elm Orlu Mine, a property of William A. Clark. W.A. Clark was one of the Copper Kings and also a U.S. Senator from Montana.
    • Emma Mine Hoisting Engine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Emma Mine's hoisting engine. This was one of the last hoists in Butte to use flat cable.
    • Granite Mountain Mine 3200-Foot Level Station

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • The 3200-foot level station of the Granite Mountain Mine shaft showing two hoisting compartments. The one on the right is the chippy hoist, used to transport men up and down the mine. The mine was owned by the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Granite Mountain Mine Bosses

    • 1921
    • Mines
    • Image of the mine bosses at the Granite Mountain Mine, which was one of North Butte Mining Company's premium properties in Butte. The shift bosses, hoistmen, and foremen wore overalls, just like the underground miners.
    • 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...
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of men at the Green Mountain Mine in Centerville, located at the east end of Center Street. This was one of the largest mines at the turn of the century. Note, that the wooden headframes at this time were primarily covered.
    • Hand Windlass

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Hand Windlass, which was one of the earliest versions of mining underground.
    • Hand Windlass

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Hand Windlass, which was one of the earliest versions of mining underground.
    • Kelley Mine Pump Control Room

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine pump control room in Kelley Mine yard. Al Hooper was an engineer in this building at one time. Dated in May 1970.
    • Leonard Mine Strike

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine during one of many labor disputes. Notice the sheets hung across the back of the fence to hide the scabs, men who crossed the picket line to work during a labor dispute/strike.
    • Mine Safety Bulletin Board

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Mine Safety Bulletin Board; there were one of these at each of the underground mines.
    • 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.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) timber yard. Note the immense amount of timber required for just one mine.
    • Mountain View Mine Ore Bins

    • 1916
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine ore bins being torn down to start construction on a new one.
    • Original Mine Refrigeration Plant

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of what appears to be refrigeration plant of what is probably the Original Mine. One of the men has been identified as Lester Madlena.
    • Orphan Girl Mine

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine headframe after it was moved from the Colorado Mine in 1925. Note that there are only 2 shiv wheels. Today, at the site at the World Museum of Mining, there are 3 shiv wheels, one for a chippy and in addition there is...
    • St. Lawrence Slime Plant

    • 1959
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant. Four railroad cars of tailings, also referred to as slime, were unloaded at one time with fire hoses. This man is shown hurrying the tailings down to the mixing tank where a pump will dump the tailings with...
    • Stewart Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Stewart Mine, one of the original properties of W. A. Clark, which eventually became a property of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
    • Timber Butte Mill

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Timber Butte Mill while under construction. When built, it was considered one of the most modern and fireproof in the northwest.
    • Timber Butte Mill

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Timber Butte Mill while under construction. When built, it was considered one of the most modern and fireproof in the northwest.
    • Underground Chute

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of a underground ore chute in what is thought to be one of the mines under ownership of the North Butte Mining Company.
    • Underground Tourists

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of a group of tourists one the 1500-foot level of an unidentified mine.

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