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    • A.C.M. Cement Plant

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    • The Anaconda Copper Mining Company cement plant, which was located in Dublin Gulch just below the Diamond Mine. A railroad car of Portland cement is being unloaded.
    • A.C.M. Cement Plant

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    • The Anaconda Copper Mining Company cement plant, which was located in Dublin Gulch just below the Diamond Mine. A railroad car of Portland cement is being unloaded.
    • Air Mucker

    • 1935
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    • Image of an air mucker, which was used underground for digging purposes.
    • Alice Open Pit Mine

    • 1950
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    • Image of the Alice Mine and open pit silver and gold mine in Walkerville (north of Butte). Erosion of slope stability destroyed the original Alice Mine, which, before Butte, became a copper producer and was the biggest mine in the area.
    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1950
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    • Image of the Anaconda Mine, which was Marcus Daly's first mine in Butte. This mine had a flat cable hoist. To its right is the Mountain View Mine.
    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Anaconda Mine, which was the first mine of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1895
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    • Image of the headframe and the hoist from the Anaconda Mine, which was the first property of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Butte.
    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1920
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    • Image of the Anaconda Mine, which was the first mine acquired by Marcus Daly. Daly was one of the first Copper Kings of Butte.
    • Anaconda Road and Parrot Mine

    • 1952
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    • Image of the Anaconda Road, which wound up the Butte Hill between many of the major mines. Note that the Butte Mines Machine Shop was under construction at the Parrot Mine during this time.
    • Anselmo Mine

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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine. Its new steel headframe, which was originally at the Black Rock Mine #3 shaft, was installed in 1936.
    • Anselmo Mine

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    • Image taken at the Anselmo Mine which shows the unloading of posts that were framed at the Rocker Mill, located seven miles southwest of Butte.
    • Anselmo Mine Hoist

    • 1937
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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine hoist, which was moved from the Black Rock Mine in 1936. Dated on March 9, 1937.
    • Anselmo Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine hoist, which was originally in the Black Rock Mine #3 shaft.
    • Balaklava Mine

    • 1930
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    • Image of the Balaklava Mine, which was located in north Meaderville.
    • Balaklava Mine

    • 1920
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    • Image of the Balaklava Mine, which was located in north Meaderville.
    • Balaklava Mine Flumes

    • 1950
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    • 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 Compressor Explosion

    • 1962
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    • Image of the Bell Mine compressor after an explosion in which Mr. Bob Melvin was very seriously hurt.
    • Bell Mine Double-Decker Cages

    • 1900
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    • 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.
    • Bell Mine Hawksworth Bit Shop

    • 1925
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    • Image of the Hawksworth bit shop crew, which manufactured rock bits and drill steel for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company The shop was in the yard of the Bell Mine.
    • Belmont Mine

    • 1927
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    • Image of the new headframe and the hoisting engines, which were still under construction, at the Belmont Mine. Dated on February 15, 1927.
    • Berkeley Mine

    • 1920
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    • 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 Pit

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    • Image of the Berkeley Pit, which was taken during the dismantling of several headframes and mines in order to make room for the expansion of the open pit.
    • Berkeley Pit & Bucyrus Erie 40-R Drill

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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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 Electric Truck

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    • Image of an electric truck in the Berkeley Pit, which collected electricity from the overhead trolley wires. This model of truck had a diesel engine.
    • Black Rock Mine Conveyor Belt

    • 1930
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    • Image of Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine, which used a conveyor belt for moving the zinc.
    • Blasting Caps & Fuse

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    • Image of blasting caps which have been fastened to the fuse.
    • Blasting Primer Locker

    • 1920
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    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines of a locker for blasting primers, which are fuses with blasting caps. The disorder in the locker is the Safety Supervisor's nightmare.
    • Blue Wing Mine and Casper Mine

    • 1895
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    • Image looking west from above Walkerville toward the Blue Wing Mine, which can be seen on the left and the Casper Mine, seen on the right.
    • Butte & Boston Smelter

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte and Boston Smelter, which was located in Meaderville. This smelter was later operated by the Boston & Montana Company on a lease basis. The Meaderville smelters, there were four total, were closed when the Anaconda Copper Mining...
    • Butte Hill and Mines

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    • Image taken of Butte Hill from the Butte Hoist, which was located at the High Ore Mine. Note the Mountain View and High Ore mine yards, the Butte Hoist and compressor plant to the left, and Diamond Mine dump in the background.
    • Butte Hoist Building

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    • Image of the interior of the Butte Hoist building , which held eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard. The hoist was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard. The hoist was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Mines Shop & King Bolt

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    • 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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    • 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 Warehouse

    • 1935
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    • Image of men unloading dynamite at the Butte Mines Warehouse, near the Anaconda Mine. The dynamite was delivered quickly to the separate mines, which was sent down the mine immediately upon arrival.
    • Butte Reduction Works

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Reduction Works stack, which was the largest concrete stack in the world for some time.
    • Butte Reduction Works

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    • Image of Butte Reduction Works, which was located on South Montana Street at the base of Timber Butte.
    • Butte Reduction Works

    • 1940
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    • 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

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Reduction Works stack, which was the largest concrete stack in the world for some time.
    • Butte Reduction Works

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    • Image of Butte Reduction Works, which was located on South Montana Street at the base of Timber Butte.
    • Butte Reduction Works

    • 1940
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    • 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's First Zinc Mill

    • 1900
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    • Image of Butte's First Zinc Mill, which was a property of the Butte & Superior Mining Company.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • Image of the Clark Smelter, also known as Butte Reduction Works, which was located on south Montana Street where Silver Bow Creek crosses. Note Timber Butte to its left.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • Image of the Clark Smelter, also known as Butte Reduction Works, which was located on south Montana Street where Silver Bow Creek crosses. Note Timber Butte to its left.
    • Colorado Mine Headframe

    • 1918
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    • Image of the Colorado Mine headframe, which was moved to the Orphan Girl Mine in 1925.
    • Colusa & Leonard Extension Mine

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    • Image of the Colusa and Leonard Extension Mine, which was part of the Tuolumne Group in the McQueen destrict.
    • Colusa Smelter

    • 1889
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    • Image of the Colusa Smelter, located in Meaderville, which was a property of William Clark.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • 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.
    • Diamond Mine

    • 1920
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    • Image of the Diamond Mine, which belonged to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company
    • Diamond Mine Visitors

    • 1890
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    • 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.
    • Diamond Mine Visitors

    • 1890
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    • Image taken at the Diamond Mine with Centerville visitors standing on sheets, which were pieces of protective iron placed in front of the shaft.
    • Dublin Gulch and  Kelley Mine

    • 1951
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    • Image of Dublin Gulch, an area of houses where local miners lived, with the Kelley Mine in the background. Also note the famous Anaconda Road, which wound up the Butte Hill through all of the mines on the right-hand side.
    • East Colusa Mine & Leonard Mine Yard

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    • 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.
    • East Gray Rock Mine

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    • Image of the East Gray Rock Mine, which was located next to the Diamond Mine yard.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1920
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    • The Elm Orlu Mine's 1600-foot level drift, which was no example for a 'safe' working place.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1920
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    • 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...
    • Elm Orlu Miners' Lunch Area

    • 1920
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    • 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

    • 1950
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    • Image of the Emma Mine which was in the middle of the city's business district.
    • Flume & Copper Water

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    • Image of a flume which carried copper water through the railroad and cut to the Balaklava Mine and the precipitation plant.
    • Flume & Copper Water

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    • Image of a flume which carried copper water through the railroad and cut to the Balaklava Mine and the precipitation plant.
    • Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1920
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    • An image of the Granite Mountain Mine, which was owned by the North Butte Mining Company and located in Walkerville, MT (just north of Butte).
    • Granite Mountain Mine Bosses

    • 1921
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    • 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 Shaft

    • 1920
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    • An image of the Granite Mountain Mine with empty mine cars on the left and loaded cars on the right. Note the fan bags on the left, which carryied fresh air through the mine.
    • Hand Windlass

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

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

    • 1938
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    • 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

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine headframe, which was to be dismantled in preparation of the Berkeley Pit expansion.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1940
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    • 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
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    • 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 Copper Tanks

    • 1940
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    • 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 Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine copper tanks, which overlooked the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks. Note the scrap iron waiting to be dumped into the copper tanks for leaching. The copper precipitates from these upper flumes were 98% copper.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine hoist, which pulled flat cable from the 3000-foot level. The hoist engineer is identified as Chester Carter.
    • High Ore Mine Pump

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    • 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 Pumpmen

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    • Image taken at the High Ore Mine with pumpmen, which were a father and son team comprised of Jerry Mullaney, with his son Jim on his left and his son Tom on his right.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps, which were located on the 3800, 2800, 2200 and 1200-foot level stations.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • Image of the electric power cables, which are sheathed in lead and were made to carry 2500 volts to the High Ore Mine pumps.
    • High Ore Mine Pumps

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps, which were located on the 1200, 2200, 2800, and 3800-foot level stations of the High Ore Mine.
    • High Ore Mine Yard

    • 1938
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    • Image of the north High Ore Mine's yard and scrap iron pile at the Bell compressor plant, which was North Butte Mining Company's manager's residence. Note the B. A. & P Railroad's Gondola car waiting to be loaded.
    • High Ore Mine Yard

    • 1938
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    • Image of the north High Ore Mine's yard and scrap iron pile at the Bell compressor plant, which was North Butte Mining Company's manager's residence. Note the B. A. & P Railroad's Gondola car waiting to be loaded.
    • High Ore Mine Yard

    • 1938
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    • Image of the north High Ore Mine's yard and scrap iron pile at the Bell compressor plant, which was North Butte Mining Company's manager's residence. Note the B. A. & P Railroad's Gondola car waiting to be loaded.
    • High Ore Mine Yard

    • 1938
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    • Image of the north High Ore Mine's yard and scrap iron pile at the Bell compressor plant, which was North Butte Mining Company's manager's residence. Note the B. A. & P Railroad's Gondola car waiting to be loaded.
    • High Ore Mine Yard & Central Heating Plant

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    • Image of the Central Heating plant, located in the High Ore Mine yard. The plant provided all of the steam to heat the mines, as well as the Hennessy Building, which that housed all the Company's offices.
    • Holing and Crosscut

    • 1920
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    • A shaft in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines with blasted rock on the grizzlies, which were timbers spaced to prevent too large of rocks from falling through. This chute has been holed by a crosscut on the right side.

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