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    • 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.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the time when water first started filling the Berkeley Pit.
    • Berkeley Pit

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the time when water first started filling the Berkeley Pit.
    • Flume & Copper Water

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

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of men at the Gagnon Mine.
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of men at the Gagnon Mine.
    • High Ore Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps that carried copper water to the surface from the various levels of the mine. Copper water from all the mines drained into these pumps and was then pumped to the outside holding tank. The pumps ran 24 hours a day...
    • High Ore Mine and Flume

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of a flume carrying copper water from the High Ore Mine to the new precipitation plant. The flume came down over the Balaklava Mine dump and passed under the Great Northern Railroad Trestle in North Meaderville.
    • High Ore Mine Carpenter Shop

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine carpenter shop during the construction of a copper water flume.
    • 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

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • 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 Pump

    •  
    • Mines
    • 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 Pumps

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine pumps, located on the 3900-foot level. The pumps were made of bronze and carried the copper water from the underground mines to the surface.
    • 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...
    • 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 Pump Station

    • 1968
    • Mines
    • Kelly Mine pump station on the 3900 foot level, which pumped all of the water for Butte underground mines.
    • Leonard Mine Precipitation Plant

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine precipitation plant. The men are sweeping copper away from the iron; the copper water eats away the iron and leaves copper deposits behind.
    • Leonard Mine Pumps

    • 1913
    • Mines
    • Image of the electrical water pumps at the 2200-foot level of the Leonard Mine. Dated on July 5, 1913.
    • Leonard Mine Pumps

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of water pumps taken underground at the Leonard Mine #1 shaft on the 600-foot level.
    • Meaderville Copper Tanks

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville copper tanks. In the center is the Northern Pacific Railroad wye, as ell as several more copper tanks. Note the flume for copper water on top of the Montana Ore Purchasing Company slag dump.
    • Meaderville Copper Tanks

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville copper tanks. In the center is the Northern Pacific Railroad wye, as ell as several more copper tanks. Note the flume for copper water on top of the Montana Ore Purchasing Company slag dump.
    • Mountain Consolidated Cooling Tower

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    • Mines
    • Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) cooling tower. Cold water was piped into the mine to absorb the heat and was then recycled to the surface to be cooled again.
    • 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

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the hydraulic sweeper stirring up cans in the copper water, as well as the crane with a magnet to handle the cans.
    • Precipitation Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville. Note the hydraulic sweeper stirring up cans in the copper water, as well as the crane with a magnet to handle the cans.
    • 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.
    • Rose Bowl Settling Pond

    •  
    • 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.
    • St. Lawrence Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the St. Lawrence Mine before dismantling. The valley was full of water vapor and clouds. Natural gas took over all of the city of Butte by 1938, with only a handful of people retaining their coal and wood stoves.
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant, which was designed to empty four railroad cars of tailings from Anaconda to be mixed with the proper amount of water and pumped down Butte mines to fill old workings in preparation of the new mining methods of...
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant, which was designed to empty four railroad cars of tailings from Anaconda to be mixed with the proper amount of water and pumped down Butte mines to fill old workings in preparation of the new mining methods of...
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant, which was designed to empty four railroad cars of tailings from Anaconda to be mixed with the proper amount of water and pumped down Butte mines to fill old workings in preparation of the new mining methods of...
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant, which was designed to empty four railroad cars of tailings from Anaconda to be mixed with the proper amount of water and pumped down Butte mines to fill old workings in preparation of the new mining methods of...
    • 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...

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