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    • Anselmo Mine Cage Replacement

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of workers replacing a cage used to haul ore out of the mine with a cage used to transport miners at the Anselmo Mine.
    • Diamond Mine Ropehouse

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of the Diamond Mine's ropehouse looking out towards the mine's shaft.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • This image of the Elm Orlu Mine (a W.A. Clark property) in Walkerville, shows a bulkhead, which were put in place to close off areas underground that had been mined out. The heavy timbers shown here indicate that this bulkhead is also a cribbing...
    • Granite Mountain-Speculator Mines Fire

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • An image taken at the Speculator Mine during the occurrence of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire in 1917. Groups of people are shown waiting to find out about missing relatives.
    • High Ore Mine Copper Tank

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken while copper water was leaving the High Ore Mine at the 300 adit. Note the man sweeping the surface of the old scrap iron to make a fresh surface so that the water can leach the minerals out. The copper precipitate then flows to the...
    • High Ore Mine Copper Tanks

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine copper tanks. Copper water was pumped out of the Butte mines, which would then run over the scrap iron in the tanks. The copper water would eat the scrap iron and leave pure copper precipitate.
    • High Ore Mine Underground Exhaust Fan

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine underground exhaust fan. The fan helped to push bad air up and out of the shaft. Dated February 26, 1920.
    • Horse Whim

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of a horse whim, a piece of equipment common in the early 1900s. The whim was a large capstan with radiating arms to which horses could be yoked. They would then travel in a circle and were used for raising ore, water, or timber out of the...
    • Horse Whim

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of a horse whim, a piece of equipment common in the early 1900s. The whim was a large capstan with radiating arms to which horses could be yoked. They would then travel in a circle and were used for raising ore, water, or timber out of the...
    • Lexington Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine's slime plant or sand-filling plant in Walkerville. The 'car shaker' shakes the tailings out of the railroad car.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Neversweat and Anaconda Mine Ore Bins

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat and the Anaconda Mine ore bins after putting out a small fire. The engine and compressor rooms are to the right and the Kelley headframe is on the left.
    • Precipitation Plant 'Rose Bowl' Settle Pond

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant's settling pond, referred to as the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle out copper water flowing to the new precipitation plant. Note the Tramway and the Berkeley Mines in its background.
    • Precipitation Plant 'Rose Bowl' Settle Pond

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant's settling pond, referred to as the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle out copper water flowing to the new precipitation plant. Note the Tramway and the Berkeley Mines in its background.
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence Mine's slime plant with two fire hoses to wash the tailings out of the four railroad cars. The slurry, or tailings, were then carried by a pipeline into the mine to fill the voids left by the extracted ore.
    • 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 in a drift in an unidentified mine.
    • Underground Drilling

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

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of what was once a fire zone that has been put out by excess tailings.
    • 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, Loose Slab

    •  
    • 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, 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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