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    • A.C.M. Warehouse and the Anaconda Mine

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of men unloading boxes of dynamite at the Anaconda Copper Mining Company warehouse in the Anaconda Mine yard. Powder for all Butte's underground mines was distributed from here.
    • Air Mucker

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of an air mucker, which was used underground for digging purposes.
    • 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.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Cement Plant

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company cement plant, located below the Diamond Mine. All cement needed for the underground mines was mixed here and then delivered to the mines.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Cement Plant

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company cement plant, located below the Diamond Mine. All cement needed for the underground mines was mixed here and then delivered to the mines.
    • Anselmo Mine Powder Truck

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Anselmo Mine powder truck. This truck made a weekly delivery of dynamite to all the underground mines each Tuesday. The dynamite was stored in a warehouse.
    • Badger State Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Badger State Mine. The men are drifting on the 3000-foot level.
    • Badger State Mine

    • 1921
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine with a motor on the 2400-foot level. Dated on February 14, 1921.
    • Badger State Mine

    • 1921
    • Mines
    • Image of a battery motor at the 2400-foot level underground in the Badger State Mine. Dated on January 21, 1921.
    • Badger State Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Badger State Mine of a motor on the 2800-foot level. Dated on March 18, 1920.
    • Badger State Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine. Note holing and rock bolts.
    • Badger State Mine, Collar Of Shaft

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the collar of the shaft at the Badger State Mine during the lowering of a locomotive underground.
    • Badger State Mine, Collar of Shaft

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the collar of the shaft at the Badger State Mine during the lowering of a locomotive underground.
    • Bell and Diamond Mines

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Bell and Diamond Mines 2600-foot level underground station showing electrical connections. Dated on November 3, 1920.
    • Berkeley Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Berkeley Mine, which shows a mine car filled with wooden wedges on the 1500-foot level. Dated on December 8, 1920.
    • Berkeley Mine Ventilation Doors

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Berkeley Mine at the 1500-foot level underground showing ventilation doors. Dated on December 8, 1920.
    • 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.
    • East Colusa Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of battery motors underground at the East Colusa Mine.
    • 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...
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Gagnon Mine. Note the 78 degree incline shaft.
    • Granite Mountain Mine

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    • Image taken underground in the Granite Mountain Mine, a property of 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 Steel Crates

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Top men loading steel crates on the mine cage for the drillers underground at the Granite Mountain Mine. Steel was loaded in tight bundles so as to avoid falling open and ripping apart the guides on its way down the shaft.
    • 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...
    • Hand Windlass

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Hand Windlass, which was one of the earliest versions of mining underground.
    • High Ore Mine Pump Station

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pump station, located on the 1200-foot level underground.
    • High Ore Mine Pump Station

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pump station, located on the 1200-foot level underground. Dated February 21, 1920.
    • High Ore Mine Pump Station

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine electric pump station, located on the 1200-foot level underground. Dated February 21, 1920.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • 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.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps, located on the 3800-foot level station underground.
    • 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.
    • High Ore Mine Yard and Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant during its dismantling to make way for the new open put. It was located in the High Ore Mine yard. This plant furnished compressed air for all of the underground mines.
    • Image of a Three-way Turnaround

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of a three-way turnaround underground. Note the keg for drinking water. The overhead trolley wire is placed in a box for protection.
    • Kelley Mine Pump Station

    • 1968
    • Mines
    • Kelly Mine pump station on the 3900 foot level, which pumped all of the water for Butte underground mines.
    • Kelley Mine Tramp Iron Magnet

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the tramp iron magnet at the discharge of the conveyor belt from the underground bin into the skip pocket on the 700 foot level of the Kelley Mine.
    • Kelley Mine Underground

    • 1957
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Kelley Mine with a view of the trolley locomotive and the train.
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine Underground Green House

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of roses blooming in the Kelley Mine's underground green house. Orchids were also grown here and did incredibly well.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine underground.
    • Leonard Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine at the 600-foot level station.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine, looking down the shaft.
    • Leonard Mine

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

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine while working at the 2000-foot level.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine while men wait to go on shift underground.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

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

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken in an underground shaft in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine while men wait to go on shift underground.
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of two contract miners and a sampler in the Mitchell Stope. Taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine Honey Pot

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of a toilet car, also called a 'honey pot,' underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine Pump Station

    • 1912
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine pump station, located on the 1200-foot level.
    • Leonard Mine Pumps

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    • Mines
    • Image of water pumps taken underground at the Leonard Mine #1 shaft on the 600-foot level.
    • Leonard Mine Pumps

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine at the 2800-foot level pumps.
    • Leonard Mine Stope

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Mitchell Scope and two unidentified miners. Taken underground in the Leonard Mine.
    • Leonard Mine Tailings

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Leonard Mine while dumping tailings in the hopper under the ore bins, which filled the mined-out stopes underground.
    • Leonard Mine Trolley Motor

    • 1978
    • Mines
    • Image taken on the 2000-foot level at the Leonard Mine, which connected to the Kelley Mine underground trolley system.
    • Leonard Mine Underground

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine on the 1200-foot level. Dated on November 23, 1920.
    • Leonard Mine Underground

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine at the 2200-foot level of the ventilation fan with the fan bag. Dated on November 24, 1920.
    • Leonard Mine Underground

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the 1400-foot level of the Leonard Mine. Note the ore cars dumping into skip pocket.
    • Leonard Mine Underground

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground in the Leonard Mine of visitors at a shaft station. The individual behind the mine car has been identified as the mine's foreman, Homer Hagen.
    • Leonard Mine Underground Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine of the underground hoist, which was located on the 2000-foot level.
    • Mine Crew

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    • Mines
    • Image of a mine crew waiting to go on shift underground.
    • Mine Crew & Candles

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    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified mine crew waiting to go underground in the cages. Miners working an 8-hour shift were given two candles and the 10-hour shift miners were given three candles.
    • 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' Training School

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • The Anaconda Copper Mining Company remodeled the Pennsylvania Mine to be a training school for beginning miners. In this image a group of students are learning the ventilation system of the Butte mines. They are looking at a vent door, which helped...
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a blower on the 3400-foot level bringing fresh air to a crosscut underground in the Mountain Consolidated (Mt. Con) Mine.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image taken of several unidentified miners of the Mountain Con Mine waiting to go underground.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of miners at the Mountain Con Mine waiting to go underground.
    • Mountain Con Mine

    • 1936
    • Mines
    • Image of an underground station in the Mountain Con Mine.

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