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    • Butte Mines Shop & King Bolt

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    • 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.
    • Mountain Consolidated Mine Hoisting Engine

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    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine (Mountain Consolidated) hoisting engine, manufactured by Allis Chalmers. The hoist was made to operate at a depth of 5,000 feet.
    • Butte Hoist Building

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    • Image of the interior of the Butte Hoist building , which held eight Nordberg compressors.
    • High Ore Mine Tunnel

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    • Image taken in the High Ore Mine of the tunnel from the Butte Hoist Compressor Plant to the High Ore Mine shaft.
    • Leonard Mine Yard

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    • Image taken in the Leonard Mine yard while men are underloading cylinders for a new hoist.
    • Hoist House

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    • Image of miners at work in an unidentified mine hoist house.
    • Underground Timber Hoist Danger

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    • Image of an underground miner demonstrating dangerous safety practice by looking up a stope as partner hoists timber up the stope.
    • A.C.M. Ropemen

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    • Image of ropemen, identified as Mike Baker and Charles Backholm, tarring the cable for the hoist at the Anselmo Mine. These men had the job of inspecting all of the hoist cable for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
    • Mountain View Mine Hoist House

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    • Image taken in the Mountain View Mine hoist house. The hoist's engineer has been identified as Judson Oiler, seen holding the oil can, who worked the hoist almost until it was dismantled to make room for open pit mining.
    • 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.
    • Moonlight Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the Moonlight Mine's hoist. In the 1940s, the hoist was moved to the Mayflower Mine in Whitehall, located in Jefferson County, Montana.
    • Steam Hoist

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    • Image of a steam hoist and two unidentified men operating the machine.
    • High Ore Mine Yard and Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

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    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant during its dismantling to make way for the new open put. It was located in the High Ore Mine yard. This plant furnished compressed air for all of the underground mines.
    • High Ore Mine and Hoist Cable

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine and hoist cable. The ropeman has been identified as Leo Mock; he is shown rewinding the flat cable on the hoisting engine.
    • Underground, Looking up a Raise

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    • Image taken underground in an unidentified mine while looking up a raise. Note the timber slide with rope to hoist the mine timbers and the worker at the left climbing a ladder.
    • Butte Mines Shop & King Bolt

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    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine Underground Hoist

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    • Image taken underground at the Leonard Mine of the underground hoist, which was located on the 2000-foot level.
    • Anselmo Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the Anselmo Mine hoist, which was originally in the Black Rock Mine #3 shaft.
    • Compressed Air Geared Hoist

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    • Image of a compressed air geared hoist, which was often used in the small mines as a main hoist and in the bigger mines for sinking shafts.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the underground hoist at the Mountain Con Mine on the 4000-foot level.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine compressed air hoist. The hoist engineer is identified as Chester Carter.
    • Anselmo Mine, Collar of the Shaft

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    • Image taken at the collar of the Anselmo Mine shaft with a ropeman ready to tar the cable on the hoist drum.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine hoist, which pulled flat cable from the 3000-foot level. The hoist engineer is identified as Chester Carter.
    • Anselmo Mine Workers

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    • Image of Anselmo Mine workers tarring a hoist cable. The men have been identified as Mike Baker and Charles Backholm.
    • Underground, Hoisting Timber

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    • Image of a miner demonstrating the safe procedure to hoist timber up to the stope. Note the chain and safety dog are being used. The miner keeps himself open to be able to step clear if needed.
    • High Ore Mine Hoist Compressor

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    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant near the High Ore Mine on the Butte Hill. The mine was property of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company
    • Anaconda Mine

    • 1895
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    • Image of the headframe and the hoist from the Anaconda Mine, which was the first property of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Butte.
    • Buffalo Mine Steam Hoist

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of the Buffalo Mine's steam hoist. Individual on the right is Jack Peterson.
    • Mountain View Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Mountain View Mine. The two cages on the left are on the main hoist and the chippy hoist is to the right.
    • Parrot Mine Hoist

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Parrot Mine flat cable hoist.
    • Moulton Mine Hoist

    • 1901
    • Mines
    • Image of the hoist from the Moulton Mine in Walkerville.
    • Leonard Mine Hoist & Engineer

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine hoisting engineer and hoist at the #1 shaft. Dated in June 1902.
    • Stewart Mine

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image of the Stewart Mine showing a wooden headframe and an old flat cable steam hoist. At this time the mine belonged to W.A. Clark.
    • Elm Orlu Mine Hoist

    • 1910
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    • An early day steam hoist in the Elm Orlu Mine. Drums, the large wheel-like machines, powered the pistons. The hoist operated much like a train.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the hydrostatic tank of the Butte Hoist Compressor Plant for the Bell Mine, High Ore Mine and the Mountain View Mine.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard. The hoist was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
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    • Image of the hydrostatic tank of the Butte Hoist Compressor Plant for the Bell Mine, High Ore Mine and the Mountain View Mine.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Original Mine Nordberg Steam Hoist

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Original Mine showing the Nordberg steam hoist installed in 1898 by the mine's owner, Senator W.A. Clark. Note the engine operators at work.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
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    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard. The hoist was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • Mountain Con Mine Hoist

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the steam marine-type hoist engine at the Mountain Con Mine. Located on north Main Street in uptown Butte. The hoist was removed in 1915 and replaced by a compressed air Nordberg Hoist.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was located in the High Ore Mine yard.
    • Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hoist compressor plant, which was comprised of eight Nordberg compressors.
    • West Colusa Mine Main Hoist

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine main hoisting engine with the engineer and the oiler.
    • West Colusa Mine Hoist

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine compressed air hoist and flat cable. The oiler has been identified as Al Lugg and the engineer is John Gilbert.
    • Butte Mine Poster

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image of a decorative poster of various Butte mines. The mines are listed, as follows, from top to bottom and left to right: the Badger State Mine, the Speculator Mine, the North Butte Mine & new electrical hoist, the Diamond Mine, the Neversweat...
    • Diamond Mine Hoist Wreck

    • 1915
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    • Image taken of the Diamond Mine hoist after a wreck following a runaway.
    • Diamond Mine Hoist Wreck

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the Diamond Mine hoist after a wreck following a runaway.
    • Underground Timber Hoist

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Timber hoist in a North Butte mine. The hoist was used to lift lumber to various levels of the underground mine.
    • 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...
    • Mountain View Mine Hoist Equipment

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the hoisting engineer's stand and equipment at the Mountain View Mine hoist house. Dated on November 29, 1920.
    • Granite Mountain Mine 3200-Foot Level Station

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • The 3200-foot level station of the Granite Mountain Mine shaft showing two hoisting compartments. The one on the right is the chippy hoist, used to transport men up and down the mine. The mine was owned by the North Butte Mining Company.
    • High Ore Compressor

    • 1925
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    • Image of two compressors at the High Ore Mine, a faction of the Butte hoist.
    • High Ore Compressor

    • 1925
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    • Image of two compressors at the High Ore Mine, a faction of the Butte hoist.
    • High Ore Compressor

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of two compressors at the High Ore Mine, a faction of the Butte hoist.
    • Belmont Mine Chippy Hoist

    • 1927
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    • 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.

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