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    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine. Image is second of four in a panoramic series showing the Pittsmont Mine, located on the the left. Note the Silver Bow Mine and the Butte and Boston Smelter on the right.
    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Mines
    • Image of a blasting the the Berkeley Pit. Note the line of haul trucks to the left awaiting signal noting the end of the blast and resuming work.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hill from the Pittsmont Mine slag dump, located in East Butte. Headframes and structures are listed, as follows, from left to right: Northern Pacific Railroad Roundhouse, Neversweat Mine, Berkeley Mine, Rarus Mine, High Ore Mine...
    • Pilot Butte Mine

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • Image of the Pilot Butte Mine, Elm Orlu Mine dump to its left, and the Black Rock Mine in its background.
    • Kelley and Neversweat Mines

    • 1956
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley and the Neversweat Mines on the right, with Cork Town and Dublin Gulch areas on the left.
    • Kelley Mine Construction

    • 1951
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine while under construction on the Butte hill. Surrounding headframes are listed as follows, from left to right: Mt. Con and Green Mountain.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Mines
    • Image of various headframes listed, as follows, from left to right: Green Mountain Mine, the West Gray Rock Mine, the Wakeup Jim Mine, and the Diamond Mine.
    • Stewart and Original Mines

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken looking south from the Mountain Con Mine. The mines are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Stewart Mine and the Original Mine.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Mines
    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Timber Depot

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A timber depot in a North Butte mine. A fan in the left hand side of the picture pushed air through the fan bags to the stope. The stope was an open space left behind after the desired ore had been extracted from the space.
    • Kelley Mine #1 Shaft Hoist

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Martin Hannifan guiding a tour at the Kelly Mine #1 Hoist. Martin is the first individual from the left on the bottom row.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Mines
    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image of East Butte and headframes. Headframes and structures are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Torrid Mine, Pittsmont Mine #3 shaft, Tropic Mine , and a boarding House.
    • Butte Hill and Headframes

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville side of the Butte hill. Mines are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Berkeley Mine, the Adams Mine, the Rarus Mine, the Mountain View Mine, the High Ore Mine, the Diamond Mine, and the Speculator Mine.
    • Butte Hill and Mines

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Butte Hill and Headframes

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte Hill. Headframes are listed, as follows, from right to left: the Neversweat Mine, the East Stewart Mine, the Nipper Mine #1 shaft, and the East Minah Mine.
    • Kelley Mine

    • 1949
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine when its headframe was first being set up. The home on the left belonged to a family named Kelley, however they were not associated with the mine.
    • Butte Hill Mines

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    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine, Speculator Mine, Elm Orlu Mine, and the Badger State Mine to the far left.
    • Centerville Mine District

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of Centerville with the West Grey Rock Mine on the left and the Mountain Con Mine on the right.
    • Butte Mines

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hill. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Kane Mine, the Dutton Mine, the Pennsylvania Mine, the Silver Bow Mine #1 and #2 shafts.
    • Centerville and Walkerville

    • 1977
    • Mines
    • A panoramic view of Walkerville and Centerville, both located north of Butte. The photographer, Mr. Bob Stuart, worked for the Anaconda Company in the photography department until a reduction in work force terminated his employment. The mines are...
    • Granite Mountain Mine Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Granite Mountain Mine with empty mine cars on the left and loaded cars on the right. Note the fan bags on the left, which carryied fresh air through the mine.
    • East Colusa Mine & Leonard Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and the Leonard Mine yard. The structure on the left was a gym, which was used for sports activities and dances. Entry to this area was through the mine yard.
    • West Colusa & Speculator Mines

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of the West Colusa Mine, right, and Speculator Mine, left. Note the block caving coming through to the surface. Modoc Mine waste dump is in background. Dated on October 9, 1953.
    • West Colusa Mine Crew

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of a West Colusa Mine crew. Mountain View ore bins can be seen on the left.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
    • Mines
    • Image of Rowe Road. Note the Butte Reduction Works in its background; this plant was later a Manganese Plant. On the left is Big Butte and the Milwaukee Railroad track.
    • Original Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine showing the copper tanks and the Gagnon gallows frame to the left.
    • Mine Bosses

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of mine bosses at an unidentified mine in Butte. The men are identified, as follows, from left to right: Jon Kane, S.W. Wynne, and James T. Norton.
    • East Ridge Headframes

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the East Side of Meaderville. Structures are listed as follows, from left to right: the B&M Hospital, Six o'clock, and the Butte & London and Green Leaf Mines. In the foreground is the North Butte Extension.
    • Pittsmont Mines

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken of East Butte and the Pittsmont #3 shaft. Mines are listed as follows, from left to right: the Torrid Mine, Pittsmont #3, and the Tropic Mine.
    • Original Mine

    • 1905
    • Mines
    • Image of the steel headframe of the Original Mine on North Main Street. The Anaconda Road is on the right and the Stewart Mine is on the left. Also note the eight stacks just east of Main Street.
    • Speculator Mine Engine Room

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator engine room. The building to the left belonged to the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft Shaft

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock #1 shaft with the Butte Boiler Shop on the left and the Machine Shop on the far right.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company Smelter. The men are identified, as follows, from left to right: Swan Larson, Sam Shorar, and Greg Petrini.
    • Original Mine Garage

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine with the Mt. Con to its left and Kelly to its right.
    • Butte Mines

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of various Butte mines. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, Highore, Nipper #1 and #2, Mountain View, Anaconda, Neversweat and the Parrot. Note the copper tanks in front of Orignal mine.
    • East Ridge Headframes

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of Rampart Mountain and the East Ridge. Headframes are listed as follows, from left to right: the Butte and London, Green Leaf, North Butte Extension, Main Range, Pittsmont #3, and the Pittsmont Smelter.
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1896
    • Mines
    • Image of piles of lumber in the Gagnon Mine yard with a view of miners' homes on the left side of the picture.
    • Walkerville and  Moulton Mine

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • An image taken of Walkerville with the Moulton Mine and Mill on the left, the Alice Mine and Mill on the right, and the Blue Wing Mine to the left of the middle of the picture. Labels as follows: #4 - Alice Mill; #5 - Blue Wing Mine (where city...
    • High Ore Mine Pumpmen

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    • Mines
    • Image taken at the High Ore Mine with pumpmen, which were a father and son team comprised of Jerry Mullaney, with his son Jim on his left and his son Tom on his right.
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine and Mill

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image taken in Walkerville, located north of Butte. Structures are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Moulton Mill, Alice Mill, and the Alice Mine with two boiler stacks from the Belle of Butte Mine ore bin on the right side of the...
    • Mine Layout in Uptown Butte

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • The headframes are labeled as follows, from left to right: the Tuolumne, Speculator, Diamond, Ticon, and the Jessie Mines.
    • Speculator Mine Night Shift

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the night shift waiting to go underground at the Speculator Mine. Dick Bird is second from the left in the second row from the front.
    • Butte Hill Mines

    • 1890
    • Mines
    • Image of a street car heading east on West Daly Street in Walkerville, just east of Excelsior Avenue. The Moulton and Alice Mines are on the left. Next to these is the Valdamere-Magna Carta-Lexington Mines and mill.
    • Speculator Mine Day Shift

    • 1906
    • Mines
    • Image of the day shift ready to go underground at the Speculator Mine. The individual second from the left in the second row is Dick 'Dickie' Bird.
    • Blue Wing Mine and Casper Mine

    • 1895
    • Mines
    • Image looking west from above Walkerville toward the Blue Wing Mine, which can be seen on the left and the Casper Mine, seen on the right.
    • Anaconda and Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda, left, and Neversweat, right, Mines. Note the small mine in the foreground is the L.E.R. Mine. All located in the Dublin Gulch district.
    • A.C.M. Warehouse at  Anaconda Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company warehouse at the Anaconda Mine. The backyard is in the process of burning lead and insulation off of electrical wires for recycling. The barracks, also referred to as the Gunner's shack, is on the...
    • 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...
    • Carpenters at  Speculator Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • A group photograph of carpenters and helpers at the Speculator Mine. The men are listed as follows, seated from left to right: Winston, Deloughry, Currie, Dizall; Standing - Tom Donnelley, William R. Young, George Jones, Charles White, and S.B....
    • Gagnon and Original Mines

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Image of the Gagnon Mine on the left and the Original Mine on the right, both with wooden headframes. Both were located on North Main Street in uptown Butte.
    • Butte Hill & Mines

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of Walkerville and various Butte Mines listed, as follows, from left to right: the Leonard Mine, the East Colusa Mine, the Tramway Mines, and the precipitation plant in the foreground.
    • Dublin Gulch

    • 1895
    • Mines
    • Dublin Gulch, a residential area on the east side of the Butte Hill dotted between mines, with the Stewart Mine in the center just off of North Main Street above Woolman. Mine on the left is the Gold Hill Mine . To the right are Nippers #1 and #2.
    • Bell Mine Yard and Hawk's Drill Shop

    • 1928
    • Mines
    • Image of a group of blacksmiths from the Hawk's Drill Sharpening Shop standing in the Bell Mine yard. Bill Rundle has been identified as the first man on the left in the back row.
    • Butte Headframes

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of Butte headframes, listed, as follows, from left to right: the Gagnon, Mt. Con, Original, Diamond, and the Stewart Mines.
    • 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.
    • Colorado Mine

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Colorado Mine air shaft. Note the Neversweat mine to its left.
    • Speculator Mine Yard in Winter

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • A winter view of the Speculator Mine yard. This mine belonged to the North Butte Mining Company and was located at the north end of the Butte Hill just east of Walkerville, MT. To the left is the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • Underground, Looking up a Raise

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    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Mining Method Illustration

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's illustration of three types of mining. The center illustrates the pick and shovel, and the blast method; to its left block caving is demonstrated; and to its right is the open pit method.
    • Alice Mine Office

    • 1901
    • Mines
    • Image of the Alice Mine office with Mr. Buzzo seated on the left.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1917
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator Mine with the Granite Mountain Mine to its left.
    • Anaconda Hill

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Anaconda Group of Mines on the east side of Butte. Headframes are listed as follows, from left to right: the Diamond Mine, the Neversweat Mine, the Anaconda Mine, the Mountain View Mine, the South Shaft Mine, the St. Lawrence Mine, the...
    • High Ore Mine First Aid Crew

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the High Ore Mine First Aid Crew. The men are identified, as follows, from left to right: First row: Joe Canavan, George Bullock, Norman Rae, & Gene Larson; Second Row: George Orlich, John Dumezich, Julio Petroni, John Will, Matt Powers, &...
    • Butte Hill and Headframes

    • 1934
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte hill and headframes. The High Ore Mine is in the center, the Diamond Mine is to the left, the Speculator and Granite Mountain Mines are to the right and the Central Heating and Missouri River Substation can be seen under the...
    • Pennsylvania Mine Crew

    • 1911
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the Pennsylvania Mine crew. Burt Tunnel, the mine's foreman, is seated in the front row, second from the left and dressed in a suit.
    • Original Mine Visitors

    • 1907
    • Mines
    • A group of visitors in the mine yard of the Original Mine. Scallon is in second row, second to the right. C Goodale is on the porch with the large hat. Hm Gallows is second from the left on the porch, and H. S. Clark is on the porch with the large...
    • Original Mine Garage and Cars

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Workers in front of the Original Mine's garage. Cars' model is the 1920 Pierce-Arrow touring car. The man on the left is the foreman Ed Holland.
    • Butte Mines

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Butte mines listed, as follows, from left to right: Mt. Con, Diamond, Stewart, Kelley, High Ore, Original, and the Mountain View.
    • Richest Hill in the World

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Postcard image of the 'Richest Hill in the World.' Headframes on the hill are listed, as follows, from left to right: the High Ore Mine, the Nipper Mine, the Parnell Mine, the L.E.R. Mine, the Original Mine #6 shaft, the Mountain View Mine, the...
    • Travona Mine Crew

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of a Travona Mine crew. The only identified person is Al Maunder, located in the fourth row, first individual on the left.
    • Motorman & Drill Steel

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating a motorman getting hurt by running into a carelessly left long drill steel that is projecting over the car.
    • Underground Nail Danger

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    • Mines
    • Image demonstrating unsafe practice of leaving nails projecting from lagging; the nails should be left bent over.
    • Anaconda Hill

    • 1894
    • Mines
    • Image of Anaconda Hill in uptown Butte. The headframe are listed, as follows, from left to right: the High Ore Mine, the Parrot Mine, the Neversweat Mine, the Colusa-Parrot Mine, the Ramsdell-Parrot Mine, the Balona Mine, and the Bricker.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

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    • Mines
    • Image of a Leonard Mine crew. The individual in the back row, third from the left, has been identified as Rudy Petritz.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat Mine looking towards the west. Surrounding headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, the Steward Mine, and the E. Steward Mine. Also note St. Mary's Church.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Speculator Mine, Tuolumne Mine, and Granite Mountain Mine to the left.
    • Leonard Mine Lamp House

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine lamp house. Leo Maney, the shift boss, is seated on the far left side.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken of Walkerville with the Lexington Mine on the left.
    • Butte Hill

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Panorama image of the Butte Hill. The Anaconda Mine is the small mine in the left corner, the Grant Extension Mine and the St. Lawrence Mine are in the middle, and the Saul Mine is on the right. (2 of 3)
    • Butte Hill

    • 1915
    • Mines
    • Panorama image of the Butte Hill. The Harris Mine is on the bottom left. The Butte Reduction Works and the Colorado Smelter are in the background making smoke. (3 of 3)
    • Mountain View Mine First Aid Crew

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine first aid crew. Individual to the far left has been identified as Scott Lyle.
    • Emma Mine Crew

    • 1942
    • Mines
    • Image of the Emma Mine's #2 day shift crew in July 1942, during WWII. Identification is as follows, left to right: last man is Bill Booth, in the second row #1 is Neal Duddy, and in the third row #11 is Pete Verona.
    • Corktown

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of Corktown with the Original Mine on the left and the Stewart Mine on right.
    • Dupont Powder Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of a group of men in front of the Dupont Powder Plant, located just north of Ramsay. This plant housed the powder for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company The individual second from the left in the first row is Richard Mullins; the last man in...
    • Corktown

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of Corktown with the Stewart Mine on the left and the Mountain Con Mine to the left of the Stewart.
    • Mountain View Mine Yard

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken of miners in the Mountain View Mine Yard. Scott Lyle is on the far left and the individual second from the left is Ted Cavanaugh.
    • Belmont Mine

    • 1927
    • Mines
    • Image of the Belmont Mine following the completion of the steel headframe in 1927. The surrounding headframes are listed as follows, from left to right: the St. Lawrence Mine, the Mountain View Mine, the Rarus Mine, and the Pennsylvania Mine.
    • Mountain View Mine Carpenter Shop Crew

    • 1914
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine carpenter shop crew. Individual in first row to the far left is Harry Griffin and Richard Wyatt is the tall individual to the far left standing.
    • Berkeley Pit Crew

    • 1974
    • Mines
    • Image of a group of workers at the Berkeley Pit. Individuals listed, as follows, third from the left, back row: L. Gilbert, Frank Connell, and Bill Steyh; front row, second from the left is Rudy Richter.
    • Neversweat and Anaconda Mine Ore Bins

    • 1940
    • Mines
    • Image of the Neversweat and the Anaconda Mine ore bins after putting out a small fire. The engine and compressor rooms are to the right and the Kelley headframe is on the left.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • Postcard image of the Neversweat Mine, located just above the Dublin Gulch district. The Anaconda mine is to the left of the seven stacks.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image taken at the bottom of Mountain Con shaft at 5390 feet. Individual second from the left is Larry Lammi, third from the left is Morris Hanninen, and fourth from the left is Calvin Gustufson.
    • St. Lawrence Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence Mine's slime plant with two fire hoses to wash the tailings out of the four railroad cars. The slurry, or tailings, were then carried by a pipeline into the mine to fill the voids left by the extracted ore.
    • Mountain View Mine

    • 1900
    • Mines
    • 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.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con Shaft, taken at 5390 feet deep, the deepest of all Butte Mines. The individual on the left is Larry Lammi and to his right is Morris Hanninen.
    • Mountain View Mine First Aid Crew

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine first aid crew. Individual to the far left has been identified as Scott Lyle.
    • Miners at  Alice Mine

    • 1893
    • Mines
    • Image of a group of miners at the Alice Mine in Walkerville. Mr. Buzzo, the mine's superintendent, is seated second from the left.

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