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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 Crew

    • 1880
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Mine crew on the surface.
    • Badger State Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of unidentified miners at the surface of the Badger State Mine.
    • Diamond Mine Visitors

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Diamond Mine with Centerville visitors standing on sheets, which were pieces of protective iron placed in front of the shaft. Also note the cage and skip on the surface.
    • 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...
    • High Ore Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps that carried copper water to the surface from the various levels of the mine. Copper water from all the mines drained into these pumps and was then pumped to the outside holding tank. The pumps ran 24 hours a day...
    • 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 Pump

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    • Mines
    • Image of copper water gushing from a pipe, which was connected to a pump at the Belmont and High Ore Mines. The pipe brought the water from the Belmont Mine on East Mercury Street to the surface at the High Ore Mine at the top of the Butte hill.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps, located on the 3900-foot level. The pumps were made of bronze and carried the copper water from the underground mines to the surface.
    • 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).
    • Mountain Con Mine Carpenter Boss

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of Tom Stack, the carpenter boss and surface foreman at the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated).
    • Mountain Consolidated Cooling Tower

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    • Mines
    • Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) cooling tower. Cold water was piped into the mine to absorb the heat and was then recycled to the surface to be cooled again.
    • West Colusa & Speculator Mines

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine, right, and Speculator Mine, left. Note the block caving coming through to the surface. Modoc Mine waste dump is in background. Dated on October 9, 1953.

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