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    • Alice Open Pit Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Colorado Mine

    • 1895
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine, a Davis-Daly Company mine on Park and Ohio Street on Butte's east side. This picture was taken before the steel headframe was installed.
    • Colorado Mine

    • 1895
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine, a Davis-Daly Company mine on Park and Ohio Street on Butte's east side. This picture was taken before the steel headframe was installed.
    • Diamond Mine

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

    • 1980
    • Mines
    • Image of the Diamond Mine dry, also referred to as a change room, before dismantling.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Elm Orlu Mine headframe just before the Anaconda Copper Mining Company dismantled it.
    • High Ore Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine just before its dismantle.
    • 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.
    • Underground Blasting

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    • Mines
    • Image of an underground miner 'timing the shot,' a term used to refer to preparing the fuse before blasting rock.
    • Underground, Filling the Stope

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    • Mines
    • Image taken while filling the stope below with mine waste. Note how the ground is timbered before it is filled.

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