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    • A.C.M. Warehouse at  Anaconda Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company warehouse at the Anaconda Mine yard near the Mountain View Mine. Note the B.A. & P. Railroad trolley wire and the subsidence cracking the foundation of the building.
    • Alice and Moulton Mines

    • 1909
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    • Image of the Alice and Moulton Mines in Walkerville. Note the Belle of Butte Mine Mine to the left.
    • Alice Mill

    • 1885
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    • Image of the interior of the Alice Mill in Walkerville. The Alice Mine was known for being rich in silver. Note the ball mills.
    • Alice Mine

    • 1932
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    • Image taken of Walkerville. Note the Alice Mine at the top of the image while under construction. the Belle of Butte Mine can be seen in the middle. Dated on May 11, 1932.
    • Anaconda and Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Anaconda, left, and Neversweat, right, Mines. Note the small mine in the foreground is the L.E.R. Mine. All located in the Dublin Gulch district.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter

    • 1910
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    • Image taken of the interior of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter. Note the large electric magnet catching tramp iron.
    • Anaconda Mine Yard

    • 1940
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    • Image of a worker cutting up old mine cages at the Anaconda Mine yard. Note the B.A. & P. Railroad main line headed north towards the Rarus Mine.
    • 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

    • 1936
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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine with its original wooden headframe. The mine was bought by Anaconda Copper Mining Company sometime in 1925. Note the West Gagnon Mine on right side of the photo.
    • Anselmo Mine

    • 1961
    • Mines
    • Image of a B.A. & P. ore train leaving the Anselmo Mine. Note the picketers, known as the Teamsters, at the entrance of the mine protesting the passage of the train into the mine yard.
    • Anselmo Mine

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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine. Note the ore cars underneath the shaft in the process of being filled with ore.
    • Anselmo Mine Yard

    • 1961
    • Mines
    • Image of a B.A. & P. ore train leaving the Anselmo Mine. Note the picketers, known as the Teamsters, at the entrance of the mine protesting the passage of the train into the mine yard.
    • 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.
    • Arctic Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • The beginning of the Arctic mine in Butte with its wooden headframe. Note the crowded houses.
    • Badger State Mine

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    • Image taken underground in the Badger State Mine. Note holing and rock bolts.
    • 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

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the Belmont Mine, located on East Mercury Street. Note the original wooden headframe underneath the new steel headframe.
    • Belmont Mine Boiler Installation

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Belmont Mine of the boilers' installation. Located on East Mercury Street in uptown Butte. Note also the Great Northern Rail Yard and the small mine in the middle, the Ortisco Mine. Dated on December 14, 1927.
    • Belmont Mine Chippy Hoist

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the new Nordberg chippy hoist at the Belmont Mine, located on East Mercury Street. Note that the steel hoist cable has not yet been put on the drum. Dated on March 30, 1927.
    • Berkeley Mine Churn Drilling

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    • Churn drilling in the Berkeley Mine's yard. Note the McQueen district in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note several residential areas of Butte.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Image of the Berkeley Pit taken from the Pittsmont Mine dump. Note the McQueen Addition in the background. Dated in October of 1955.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen and Meaderville districts in the lower right hand corner.
    • Berkeley Pit

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    • Image of the Berkeley Pit during its first years of production. Note the McQueen Addition in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit during its early days of production. Note the proximity of homes and neighborhoods.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Berkeley Pit, looking west. Note the High Ore, Granite Mountain, and Badger Mines in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
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    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district and the Leonard Mine in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the Belmont Mine to its right.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the Belmont Mine to its right.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit. Note the McQueen district and the Leonard Mine in the background.
    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit & High Ore Mine

    • 1957
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Berkeley Pit while loading haul trucks. Note the High Ore Mine in the background.
    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Image of a blasting the the Berkeley Pit. Note the line of haul trucks to the left awaiting signal noting the end of the blast and resuming work.
    • Berkeley Pit Blasting

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    • Image taken during a blasting at the Berkeley Pit. Note the 65-ton haul pack trucks waiting to be loaded.
    • Berkeley Pit Test Drilling

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    • Image taken while test drilling in the Berkeley Pit. Note Butte's East side in the background.
    • Black Rock Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine and Mill. The headframe is the #3 shaft, mill and repair shop. The #3 headframe moved to the Anselmo Mine in the 1930s. Note the mine on lower right is the Niagara.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft. Also note the timber yard, the Elm Orlu Mine, and the Jersey Blue Mine.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Manufacturing Company, as well as the Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft shaft. Note the wooden gallows frame.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft, repair shop, crusher and boiler room. Note the Niagara mine on the lower left.
    • Buffalo Mine

    • 1968
    • Mines
    • Image of the Buffalo Mine, located on North Main Street in uptown Butte. Dated March 3, 1968. Note the Diamond Mine in the background.
    • Buffalo Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Buffalo Mine. Note the Lexington Mine in the background. Both headframes were located in the Centerville district.
    • Butte & Duluth Open Pit Mine

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    • Image of the Butte & Duluth Pit, Butte's second open pit mine, located near the Columbia Gardens. Note the East Ridge of the Rocky Mountains in the background.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Image of the East side of the Butte Hill. Note the headframes, smoke stacks, and the railroad tracks covering the hill.
    • 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 Hill Postcard

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    • Mines
    • Postcard of the Butte hill, titled 'The richest hill in the world.' Headframes in the image are the West Steward Mine and the Mountain Consolidated (Mountain Con) Mines in Butte, MT. Also note the Little Minah and the Corra mines.
    • Butte Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Mine hoisting engine, engineer, and the oiler. Note the flat rope cable.
    • Butte Mines

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of various Butte mines. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, Highore, Nipper #1 and #2, Mountain View, Anaconda, Neversweat and the Parrot. Note the copper tanks in front of Orignal mine.
    • Centerville

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    • Mines
    • Image taken of Centerville, a settlement located between Butte and Walkerville, looking towards Butte from the Josephine Mine dump. Note the Mountain Con Mine's engine room in the upper right.
    • Central Timber Yard

    • 1952
    • Mines
    • Image of framing mine timber. Note the horizontal and vertical saws.
    • Churn Drill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of a churn drill working in Walkerville. Note the Alice Mine in the background and the Belle of Butte Mine Mine below.
    • 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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    • Mines
    • 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

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine air shaft. Note the Neversweat mine to its left.
    • Continental Pit & Columbia Gardens

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken during the first digs of the East Continental Pit. Note the Columbia Gardens pavilion and roller coaster.
    • 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.
    • Dublin Gulch and  Kelley Mine

    • 1951
    • Mines
    • 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

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    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and pit. Note also the Leonard Mine to its right.
    • East Colusa Mine

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    • Image of the East Colusa Mine, located in Meaderville. Note the ore train in the foreground.
    • East Colusa Mine & Pit

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and pit. Note the Meaderville and McQueen districts in the background.
    • East Colusa Pit & Air Shafts

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    • Image of the East Colusa Pit. Note the liquidator and East Colusa air shafts just above the pit.
    • East Side of Butte Hill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the East side of Butte Hill. Note the Main Range Mine in the foreground.
    • East Stewart Mine

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Stewart Mine on Anaconda Road. Note the headframe is enclosed.
    • East Stewart Mine

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Stewart Mine on Anaconda Road. Note the enclosed headframe.
    • Gagnon Mine

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Granite Mountain Mine-Pilot Butte's Air Shaft

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image of the Granite Mountain Mine and Pilot Butte's air shaft. This property was originally owned by the North Butte Mining Company. Note that the Berkeley Pit waste dump was gradually burying everything near the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft and the building of a new railroad spur and road to the upper yard at the Mt. Con, Mountain Consolidated. Note the Central Heating Plant smoke stacks and the High Ore Mine.
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of men at the Green Mountain Mine in Centerville, located at the east end of Center Street. This was one of the largest mines at the turn of the century. Note, that the wooden headframes at this time were primarily covered.
    • High Ore Mine

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    • Image of the High Ore, the Diamond, and the Corra Mines. Note the rope house behind the High Ore engine room.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine. Note the Mountain View Mine hoist house and various other buildings on its right.
    • High Ore Mine Cables

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    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine. Note the lead covered electric cables.
    • High Ore Mine Cables

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    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine. Note the lead covered electric cables.
    • 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 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 Yard

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • 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
    • Mines
    • 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
    • Mines
    • 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
    • Mines
    • 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, Collar of Shaft

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine. Note that the cages are loaded with miners waiting to be lowered into the mine. This was known as 'lowering the shift.'
    • 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

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine. Note the air cooler in foreground.
    • Kelley Mine

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley #1, #2, & #3 Mine headframes. Note the Neversweat mine looking south of Butte.
    • Kelley Mine #2 Shaft

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of a worker standing in the temporary cage at Shaft #2 at the Kelley Mine. They were in the process of building the shaft. Note the railroad tracks for the mine's ore cars on the right side.

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