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    • Battery-Powered Locomotive

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    • Mines
    • Image of a battery-powered locomotive entering a cage to be lowered into the mine shaft. The back of the locomotive rises in order for it to fit in the cage.
    • Black Rock Mine

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image of the Black Rock Mine after the Anaconda Copper Mining Company had removed the steel headframe and installed it at the Anselmo Mine. The company erected this temporary headframe to do some work for the new block caving methods of mining the...
    • Black Rock Mine Incline Car

    • 1935
    • Mines
    • Image of an incline car at Butte and Superior Black Rock Mine. The car was always level when stopped at various landings; it transported supplies to the mill and concentrator. It also carried supplies from the timber yard and shops at the #1 shaft...
    • 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 held eight direct-driven Nordberg compressors that compressed air up to 95 lbs. and delivered it to all the mines on the Butte hill.
    • Central Timber Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of what would become the home of the Central Timber Yard. It was dismantled and moved yet again to be located behind the Anselmo Mine.
    • Copper Precipitates

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of men sweeping the copper off of the Iron with large brooms. Copper sulphate would precipitate on the Iron and the brooms swept it into the troughs.
    • Copper Precipitates

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of men sweeping the copper off of the Iron with large brooms. Copper sulphate would precipitate on the Iron and the brooms swept it into the troughs.
    • Copper Precipitates

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of men sweeping the copper off of the Iron with large brooms. Copper sulphate would precipitate on the Iron and the brooms swept it into the troughs.
    • Elm Orlu Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • This image of the Elm Orlu Mine (a W.A. Clark property) in Walkerville, shows a bulkhead, which were put in place to close off areas underground that had been mined out. The heavy timbers shown here indicate that this bulkhead is also a cribbing...
    • Elm Orlu Mine

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

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • Image of the Heinze warehouse in Meaderville, which was located on the old highway just west of the Leonard Mine and directly below the Tramway Mine. It was used as a storage warehouse.
    • High Ore Mine Yard and Butte Hoist Compressor Plant

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine Wooden Headframe

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine with its wooden headframe, which was used while the shaft was being sunk. It was later replaced by a steel headframe from another mine. To the left is the Anacona Mine and to the right is Neversweat Mine.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine getting a new steel headframe, which was taken from the Adams Mine. It was installed over the old wooden frame. The timbers measured 100 feet long, 24' x 24' wide.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con (Mountain Consolidated) Mine, a property of Anaconda Copper Mining Company. It was located at the east end of Center Street in Centerville. The mine is a mile deep.
    • Mountain View Mine Hoist House

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Orphan Girl Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine after it had been closed down.
    • Orphan Girl Mine

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the Orphan Girl Mine headframe after it was moved from the Colorado Mine in 1925. Note that there are only 2 shiv wheels. Today, at the site at the World Museum of Mining, there are 3 shiv wheels, one for a chippy and in addition there is...
    • Pittsmont Mine #4 Shaft

    • 1946
    • Mines
    • Image of miners working to clear and open the #4 shaft at the Pittsmont Mine after it caved in.
    • Sarsfield Mine

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Sarsfield Mine's headframe was originally at the Speculator Mine. It was moved to Chile in South America and was dropped in the bay. It is still there today.
    • Shorty Lode

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of the Shorty Load. It was located on the East Ridge, just east of the Pittsmont Mine.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • This image illustrates a dangerous method of piling mine timber in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines. It should be piled in an orderly manner - not thrown as it is here.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines Powder Magazine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which shows the need for safe practice of not putting unused blasting powder in the powder magazine when the blasting has been finished. Here it is shown left hanging in the powder sack.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, Dry Drilling

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which illustrates a drilling platform with a miner and a buzzie drill, in addition to a compressed air hose. It is an example of dry drilling, which was against the safety codes.
    • Timber Butte Mill

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Timber Butte Mill while under construction. When built, it was considered one of the most modern and fireproof in the northwest.
    • Timber Butte Mill

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Timber Butte Mill while under construction. When built, it was considered one of the most modern and fireproof in the northwest.
    • 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.
    • Unidentified Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of an unidentified mine in the Meaderville area. It has been identified as possibly being the N.W. tunnel in the Woodville Canyon.
    • West Gray Rock Mine

    •  
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Gray Rock Mine, located in Centerville. It is currently erected in Silver Star, Mt.
    • West Stewart Mine

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Stewart Mine. This mine was owned by W. A. Clark, who eventually sold it to the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

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