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    • West Colusa Mine Crew

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

    • 1937
    • Mines
    • Image of Walkerville taken from the top of Tobaggon street. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: Moulton Mine, Alice Mine, and the Belle of Butte Mine.
    • Walkerville and  Pay Master Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • An image taken in Walkerville of the Sherman School on the left with the Pay Master Mine in middle.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine

    • 1880
    • Mines
    • View of the city of Walkerville, which was first referred to as 'Rainbow' around the 1880s. Note the Alice Mine and Mill looking North and the Moulton Mine and Mill on its left.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Speculator Mine Engine Room

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image of the Speculator engine room. The building to the left belonged to the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • 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.
    • Speculator Mine

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Speculator Mine, Tuolumne Mine, and Granite Mountain Mine to the left.
    • Small Mining Lease in Walkerville

    • 1911
    • Mines
    • Image of a small mining lease just below Clark's Fraction Mine. The man in the image is John Sweeten of Walkerville, and the man to his left is John Mooney, the father of Margaret Cunnington.
    • Separator Inspection in  Kelley Mine

    • 1948
    • Mines
    • Individuals are listed, as follows, from left to right: E.I. Renouard, Jr., Manager of Mines; A. C. Bigley, General Manager; Chester H. Steele, Vice President in Charge of Western Operations, Inspecting Manager (?). The men are shown inspecting the...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
    • Mines
    • Image of fourth of four in a panoramic series. Structures that can be seen are the Montana Ore Purchasing Company Smelter on the left and the Pittsmont Mine #3 shaft on the right.
    • 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.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Foreman House

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    • Mines
    • Image of the foreman's house of the Pennsylvania Mine, located at 1022 East Park Street. Note the Pennsylvania Mine dump to the fat left.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Crew and Bosses

    • 1911
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Pennsylvania Mine, includes foreman and other miners. Image was taken from a postcard. Front row, from left to right: Wm. H. Perry, Jack Anderson, Sam Sibley, & McQuay, the shift boss. The individual in the back row, to the far...
    • 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.
    • Pennsylvania Mine

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Pennsylvania Mine, located on East Broadway Street. Note the Belmont Mine to the far left.
    • Parrot Mine Shop Electricians

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of electricians at the Parrot Mine shop, owned by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. Individuals are listed, as follows, from left to right: First row: Dolly Baker, W.E. Hoskins, Sylvester Sullivan, Emmett Kyser, Jim Leary, Al Carey, &...
    • Parrot Mine Machine Shop Supervisors

    • 1943
    • Mines
    • Image of the machine shop supervisors at the Parrot Mine. The individual on the left is Mr. Jaccard and on the right is George Nevin. Dated in May 1943.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Parnell Mine yard. Note the cement blocks stacked in the yard. These blocks were used to line the shaft and were left on hand as need for replacements arose.
    • 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.
    • Original Mine Garage

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

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine showing the copper tanks and the Gagnon gallows frame to the left.
    • Nipper Mine #1 & #2 Shafts

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Nipper Mine shafts #1 and #2. The #2 shaft was an incline shaft at a 78 degree incline. The Neversweat Mine can be seen in the background of the image and the Anaconda Mine is to the left. Note Dublin Gulch in the foreground.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mountain View Mine Yard

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    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Mountain View Mine Yard of two electricians. The individual to the left has been identified as Sid Hoar.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

    •  
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Mining Method Illustration

    •  
    • 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.
    • Miners in  Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1919
    • People
    • An image of miners in the Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine cleaning up a small pile of granite that fell from the left side of the crosscut. Note the miners' hard hats, which were introduced to Butte in 1938.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Men of  Kelley Mine

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Men of the Kelley Mine, listed left to right as follows: Front row: Unknown, Unknown, John Killoy, Will Rogers Jr, Martin Hannifan, and Unknown. Back row: Jim Hannifan and son Jim Hannifan.
    • Loading Ore in  Kelley Mine

    • 1952
    • Mines
    • The individuals in the photo are listed, as follows, from left to right: E. I. Renouard, Jr., Manager of Mines, Butte. A. C. Bigley, General Manager, Western Mining Opeerations, C. H. Steele, Vice President in Charge of Western Operations. The men...
    • Lexington Mine Waste Dump

    • 1938
    • Mines
    • Image taken of the view looking southeast toward Butte from the Lexington Mine's waste dump on North Main Street in Walkerville. Note the St. Lawrence Church on the left and the Mt Con Mine in the upper left.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine in Walkerville with the mill being torn down on the left.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1970
    • Mines
    • Image taken of Walkerville with the Lexington Mine on the left.
    • Leonard Mine Ore Bins & B.A. & P. Railroad

    • 1957
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine. Men are loading copper ore from the mine's ore bins into B.A. & P. railroad ore cars with the Great Northern Railroad switch engine. The men in the photo have been identified, as follows, from left to right: John Wedin,...
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine First Aid Contest

    • 1936
    • Mines
    • Image of the Leonard Mine co-winners of the 1936 First Aid contest. The men are identified, as follows, from left to right: Back row: Phil Trythall, Capt. Ed Bonner, Safety Engineer Cecil Rodda, Homer Hagens, and Foreman Ray Levra; Sitting: John...
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

    • 1930
    • Mines
    • Image of a mine crew at the Leonard Mine. The man to the far left, standing, has been identified as John 'Hammer' Hogan.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Leonard Mine

    • 1939
    • Mines
    • Image taken at the Leonard Mine. The man to the far left has been identified as Dr. Paul Needham, the fourth from the left is President Hatfield, and the furthest to the right is Walter Arnold. Dated in May 1939.
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine Supervisors

    • 1955
    • Mines
    • Image of the supervisors at the Kelley Mine. Individuals are listed, as follows, from left to right: Bottom row: 4th man is John Killoy , the Superintendent; 5th man is Bill Creber, the Foremen; and the 6th man is Martin Hannifan, the General...
    • Kelley Mine Shaft Collar Set

    • 1948
    • Mines
    • Image of the Kelley Mine's shaft collar set, showing installing and dedicating the collar set of the start of the new shaft. William Peltoma is in the left front. Glover and Art Bigley are behind him. In the back center is Andy Sims, Bob O'Toole...
    • Kelley Mine Portal Tunnel

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Image of a portal tunnel at Kelley Mine. Inspecting the holing of the #2 shaft. Individuals are listed as follows, from left to right: Unknown, Ray Barrett; Rope Boss, Bill Creaber; Foreman, John Killoy; Superintendant, and fifth man is unknown.
    • Kelley Mine Headframe Under Construction

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image taken during the building of the Kelley Mine headframe and its engine room. Note the sinking headframe is already in place. Surrounding headframes listed from left to right, as follows: High Ore Mine, Mountain View Mine, Anaconda Mine, and...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Kelley Mine

    • 1953
    • Mines
    • Individuals are listed, as follows, from left to right: Dr J. R. VanPelt, Judge Harold A. Medina,Martin Hannifan , Manager, Butte Mines-Kelley Mine, Mrs Medina, and F. A. Luforth. Dated December 21, 1953.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, &...
    • Green Mountain Mines

    • 1898
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain Mines, listed, as follows, from left to right: the Green Mountain Mine, the East Gray Rock, and the Wake-Up-Jim.
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain Mine on the left and East Gray Rock, Wake-Up-Jim and the Diamond on the right.
    • Green Mountain Air Shaft

    • 1945
    • Mines
    • Image of the Green Mountain air shaft while building a new railroad spur and road into the upper yard at the Mt. Con. The Diamond Mine can be seen on the left and the Central Heating Plant's smoke stacks and the High Ore Mine are on the right.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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