• Granite Mountain-Speculator Mines Fire

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    An image taken at the Speculator Mine during the occurrence of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire in 1917. Groups of people are shown waiting to find out about missing relatives.

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  • Granite Mountain Mine

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    Image of the Granite Mountain Mine.

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  • Pittsmont Mine

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    Image of the Pittsmont Mine #2 shaft and smelter.

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  • Granite Mountan Mine

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    An image of the Granite Mountain Mine.

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  • Speculator Mine and Air Pipes

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    Image of the air pipes and the Speculator Mine engine room in the background.

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  • Underground Electric Work

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    An electrician installing a portable fan. Corrugated iron was wrapped around the posts to prevent any sparks from starting a fire.

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  • Miners Stringing Messenger Wire

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    Image of miners stringing messenger wire to hold up the air bag fan in the Granite Mountain - Speculator Mine. These two mines were worked as one mine and belonged to the North Butte Mining Company.

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  • Granite Mountain Mine, Collar of Shaft

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    A day's supply of timber at the collar of the shaft of the Granite Mountain Mine waiting to be lowered down the shaft.

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  • Granite Mountain-Speculator Mines Fire

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    Image of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mines with smoke rising from the Speculator shaft during the fire of 1917.

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  • Speculator Mine Powder Plant

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    Image of the Speculator Mine on the right during the building of the Powder Plant at the site of the old Speculator Mine's boiler room. The plant was used to house blasting supplies for the Berkeley P…

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  • Speculator Mine Dismantle

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    Dismantling the Speculator Mine's headframe.

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  • Canvas Air Pipe

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    An image demonstrating the flexibility of the canvas air pipe blowing air on a miner train of mighty cars.

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  • Speculator Mine Engine Room

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

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  • Shorty Lode

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    Image of the Shorty Load. It was located on the East Ridge, just east of the Pittsmont Mine.

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  • Underground Miner Drilling

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    A miner in one of the North Butte Mining Company's underground mines.

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  • Underground Fan Bag

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    A fan bag made of treated canvas is the 'pipe' that carries fresh air to the hot places in the underground mines. North Butte Mining Company was the 'inventor' of this improvement, which proved far su…

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  • Miners' Tools

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    The 2200 level of the Granite Mountain Mine, which belonged to North Butte Mining Company. Miners' tools are stored in a neat manner in this image.

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  • Granite Mountain Mine Bosses

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    Image of the mine bosses at the Granite Mountain Mine, which was one of North Butte Mining Company's premium properties in Butte. The shift bosses, hoistmen, and foremen wore overalls, just like the u…

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  • Speculator Mine Rescue Team

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    Rescue Team removing a body from the Speculator Mine during the Granite Mountain-Speculator fire of 1917.

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  • Shorty Lode

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    Image of the Shorty Lode Claim and four unidentified men standing on the railraod track with a child. The claim was located on the East Ridge.

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