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    • 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

    •  
    • 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.
    • Diamond Mine

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image of the Diamond Mine headframe before dismantling the buildings, skip dumps and cribbing.
    • Diamond Mine

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the Diamond Mine skip dump and lorry cars.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Gagnon Mine with its enclosed head frame. Also showing a skip dump.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1937
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine during an incident when the hoisting engineer Archie Fry forgot to reverse the hoisting engine; the engine's power, plus the weight of a loaded skip cage on the 3300-foot level, pulled the skip over the sheave wheel...
    • Leonard Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Leonard Mine at the 2200-foot level station. The miner is dumping a mine car of copper ore into a skip pocket.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1937
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine during an incident when the hoisting engineer Archie Fry forgot to reverse the hoisting engine; the engine's power, plus the weight of a loaded skip cage on the 3300-foot level, pulled the skip over the sheave wheel...
    • 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.
    • Miners & Skip

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    • Mines
    • Image of two miners standing in front of the skip holding a sample of the rock from the mine behind them. Note the carbide lamps in their hands.
    • Mountain Con Mine Skip Deck

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) skip deck, also called the collar of the shaft. The top of the case was called the bonnet.
    • Parnell Mine Dump

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Parnell Mine dump. The skip cages for the Emma Mine were stored here until needed. Note the compressed air pipeline on the hill.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Emma Mine skip stored at Parnell mine yard on Anaconda Road in Butte.
    • Pittsmont Mine Reopening

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

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    • Mines
    • Image of a skip deck, which was used at most of the Butte mines.
    • Underground Skip

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    • Mines
    • Image of two unidentified miners loading a skip by dumping the mine car in the shaft.

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