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    • Air Locks & Fire Door

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    • Mines
    • Image of air locks and a fire door with pipes from the tailings and compressed air. The fire doors are installed to be locked in case of fire. The drain pipes were a necessity when miners would fill the worked-out areas with tailings.
    • Leonard Mine Tailings

    • 1960
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Leonard Mine while dumping tailings in the hopper under the ore bins, which filled the mined-out stopes underground.
    • Lexington Mine Slime Plant

    • 1950
    • Mines
    • Image of the Lexington Mine's slime plant or sand-filling plant in Walkerville. The 'car shaker' shakes the tailings out of the railroad car.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville slime plant showing tailings (waste) being hauled back in railroad cars from the smelter in Anaconda.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville slime plant showing tailings (waste) being hauled back in railroad cars from the smelter in Anaconda.
    • Meaderville Slime Plant

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Meaderville Slime Plant. Note the rail cars of tailings, which were washed out of cars with fire hoses and flushed into old mine stopes.
    • Mountain Con Mine Tailings

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    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain Con Mine's tailings from the concentrator in Anaconda, which were hauled back to Butte on these ore cars.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 Slime Plant

    • 1959
    • Mines
    • Image of the St. Lawrence slime plant. Four railroad cars of tailings, also referred to as slime, were unloaded at one time with fire hoses. This man is shown hurrying the tailings down to the mixing tank where a pump will dump the tailings with...
    • Tailing Ponds

    • 1910
    • Mines
    • Image of unidentified mine structures and tailings ponds in the Butte area.
    • Underground Fire Zone

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of what was once a fire zone that has been put out by excess tailings.

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