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    • Adams Mine Shaft Fire Cleanup

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image taken while cleaning up after the fire at the Adams Mine Shaft on the east side of Walkerville.
    • Air Locks & Fire Door

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of air locks and a fire door with pipes from the tailings and compressed air. The fire doors are installed to be locked in case of fire. The drain pipes were a necessity when miners would fill the worked-out areas with tailings.
    • Black Rock Mine Watchmen

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of Tom Barker and Ed Mitchell, watchmen at the Black Rock Mine after the 1930 shutdown. Mitchell survived the great fire of 1917 in the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine.
    • Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • An image of The Granite Mountain Mine in 1915. This mine was the scene of the fire disaster in June 1917.
    • 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.
    • Magna Carta Mine

    • 1905
    • Mines
    • Image of the Magna Carta Mine after the fire (located in Walkerville, MT).
    • Magna Carta Mine

    • 1896
    • Mines
    • Image of the Magna Carta Mine located in Walkerville (north of Butte), showing the boiler after the fire. Clarks Fraction Mine is in background.
    • Magna Carta Mine

    • 1911
    • Mines
    • Image of the Magna Carta Mine being dismantled after the fire which was thought to be set deliberately by its new owners, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, in 1911.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • 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.
    • Miners Pouring Concrete

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Miners pouring concrete in a shaft of the Granite Mountain Mine. The shaft needed a more secure replacing following the fire of 1917.
    • Modoc Mine

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • Image of the Modoc Mine during its 1917 fire.
    • 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.
    • Speculator Mine Horse Barn

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Speculator Mine's horse barn on the 2000-foot level underground. The hay and manure were recognized as a fire hazard and were treated with great care.
    • Speculator Mine Rescue Team

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • Rescue Team removing a body from the Speculator Mine during the Granite Mountain-Speculator fire of 1917.
    • 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.
    • St. Lawrence Slime Plant

    • 1959
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant. Four railroad cars of tailings, also referred to as slime, were unloaded at one time with fire hoses. This man is shown hurrying the tailings down to the mixing tank where a pump will dump the tailings with...
    • Tramway Mine Rescue Team

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • A rescue team at the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine Fire in 1917. The door behind them leads to an airtight chamber where they stopped on the cage.
    • Underground Electric Work

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An electrician installing a portable fan. Corrugated iron was wrapped around the posts to prevent any sparks from starting a fire.
    • Underground Fire Zone

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

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