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    • Air Mucker

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of an air mucker, which was used underground for digging purposes.
    • Anselmo Mine Cage Replacement

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    • 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.
    • Anselmo Mine, Collar of Shaft

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Anselmo Mine of the collar of the shaft. Timber is shown being lowered into the mine. Note the carpenter shop at the right and the tipple for loading the railroad cars. This was the only mine on the Butte hill that used a tipple.
    • Balaklava Mine Flumes

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Balaklava Mine showing flumes, which were used to carry copper water from the High Ore adit to the new precipitating plant near Silver Bow Creek.
    • Bell Mine Double-Decker Cages

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Bell Mine showing the double-decker cages, which were used for carrying miners and supplies down into the mine. On the right, note the flat cable, which would have indicated that cages were down in the mine.
    • Belmont Mine

    • 1926
    • Mines
    • Image of the Belmont Mine steel headframe during its installation over the existing wooden headframe. The original wooden frame was first used at the Cora mine.
    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill. The drill is used to set holes for blasting, which are then loaded with the blasting powder. Image taken in the Berkeley Pit.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit & Haul Truck

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit, which used a diesel motor to maneuver around the shovels and the dumps. Note the trolley and wires. This model of truck was not successful in Butte.
    • Black Rock Mine Conveyor Belt

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine, which used a conveyor belt for moving the zinc.
    • Butte Mines Shop & King Bolt

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Butte Mines Shop showing the design of a new draw bar or king bolt, which was used to attach the steel cable of the hoist to the skip and cage.
    • Butte Mines Shop & King Bolt

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Butte Mines Shop showing the design of a new draw bar or king bolt, which was used to attach the steel cable of the hoist to the skip and cage.
    • Butte Reduction Works

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte Reduction Works, which was a manganese plant. A large amount of the scrap iron from the plant was used in WW II.
    • Butte Reduction Works

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte Reduction Works, which was a manganese plant. A large amount of the scrap iron from the plant was used in WW II.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • Mines
    • Image of a compressed air geared hoist, which was often used in the small mines as a main hoist and in the bigger mines for sinking shafts.
    • East Colusa Mine & Leonard Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and the Leonard Mine yard. The structure on the left was a gym, which was used for sports activities and dances. Entry to this area was through the mine yard.
    • Elm Orlu Miners' Lunch Area

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Miners' lunch area in Elm Orlu Mine. The image also includes an air door. This door included "sliders," which were used to regulate the amount of air released through the shoot.
    • Emma Mine Bottom Dump Skip

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the bottom dump skip used at the Emma Mine. The station tender rode below this skip at most of the mines.
    • 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.
    • Heinze Warehouse

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • Image of the Heinze warehouse in Meaderville, which was located on the old highway just west of the Leonard Mine and directly below the Tramway Mine. It was used as a storage warehouse.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine, which was used as a pump shaft until the 1960s and then moved to the Kelley Mine shaft.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine, which was used as a pump shaft until the 1960s and then moved to the Kelley Mine shaft.
    • 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...
    • Kelley Mine #1 Hoist

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine #1 hoist, which was manufactured by the Nordberg Company and used at the mine during the 1960's.
    • Kelley Mine #3 Shaft

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine's #3 shaft, which was used for transporting miners and supplies. Shafts #1 and #2 were used for hauling rock. Note to the right is an electric substation center.
    • Kelley Mine Heater Cars

    • 1962
    • Mines
    • Image of heater cars at the Kelley Mine, which were used until the new heating plant was built.
    • Kelley Mine Wooden Headframe

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine with its wooden headframe, which was used while the shaft was being sunk. It was later replaced by a steel headframe from another mine. To the left is the Anacona Mine and to the right is Neversweat Mine.
    • Mine Cage

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    • Mines
    • Image of a cage which was used to carry men up and down the mine.
    • Mine Truck Ramp

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of a truck ramp, which was used for dumping ore into the ore cars.
    • Miners' Training School

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Pennsylvania Mine of the Miners' Training School. When the Pennsylvania Mine was down the old carpenter shop was used for classrooms.
    • Modoc Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Modoc Mine headframe, which was used for sinking a circular shaft for an air shaft addition.
    • Modoc Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Modoc Mine headframe, which was used for sinking a circular shaft for an air shaft addition.
    • Moose Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Moose Mine, located in Walkerville. This mine was later used as a ventilation shaft. This shaft had the largest up-cast fan in Montana.
    • Motorman & Battery-Type Locomotive

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a motorman and a battery-type locomotive in an unidentified Butte mine. The large side-dump Granby mine cars were used after the year 1940.
    • Mountain Con Mine Crew

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    • Mines
    • Image of unidentified miners at the Mountain Con. At this time candles were used as the primary light source underground.
    • Mucking Machine

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    • Mines
    • Image of a mucking machine, which was used underground and made to turn on the railroad tracks.
    • North Butte Mining Company

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A view of the square set stoping used by the North Butte Mining Company in their mines.
    • Orphan Girl Mine Trolley Tracks

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine's trolley tracks, which were used for hauling waste to the dumps by rail. In later years, trucks were used. Note the fence and the double gates.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Parnell Mine yard. Note the cement blocks stacked in the yard. These blocks were used to line the shaft and were left on hand as need for replacements arose.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine reopening. Note the bottom of the ore pocket, showing chains and rail used to hold back ore material and control loading. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pittsmont Shaft reopening. Note the air operated skip pocket door, used for loading skips.
    • Pittsmont Mine, Bottom of Shaft

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the bottom of a shaft in the Pittsmont Mine. Note the bottom of the ore pocket, showing chains securing lagging used to control drawing of ore chute. Dated May 2, 1956.
    • Pittsmont Mines Ore Pocket

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Pittsmont Mine at the bottom of ore pocket. Note the chains securing lagging, which were used to control drawing of ore chute.
    • Precipitating Copper Tanks

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitating copper tanks in Meaderville. Tin cans were used to precipitate copper from the copper water.
    • 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

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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.
    • Rarus Mine

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of a mule train at the 1100-foot level of the Rarus Mine. Mules were used in the Butte mines until the switch to electricity took place in 1937.
    • Rose Bowl Settling Pond

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle yellow ochre from the copper water flowing into the new precipitation plant. Grosso's pig ranch and the new Precipitation Plant are in the center, as well as the Butte & London Mine dump.
    • Rose Bowl Settling Pond

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Rose Bowl, which was used to settle yellow ochre from the copper water flowing into the new precipitation plant. Grosso's pig ranch and the new Precipitation Plant are in the center, as well as the Butte & London Mine dump.
    • Skip Deck

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    • Mines
    • Image of a skip deck, which was used at most of the Butte mines.
    • Speculator Mine Powder Plant

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator Mine on the right during the building of the Powder Plant at the site of the old Speculator Mine's boiler room. The plant was used to house blasting supplies for the Berkeley Pit.
    • 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 Fan Bag

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A fan bag made of treated canvas is the 'pipe' that carries fresh air to the hot places in the underground mines. North Butte Mining Company was the 'inventor' of this improvement, which proved far superior to the tin stove pipe used previously.
    • Underground Fan Motor

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of a fan motor, which was used for ventilation underground.
    • Underground Stope Drilling

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Timber hoist in a North Butte mine. The hoist was used to lift lumber to various levels of the 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.

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