Mucking was one of the major jobs of an underground miner in Butte. These two men are loading ore into a mine car with their shovels. The ore was then loaded into a skip and taken to the surface by a…
Image of the copper precipitation plant just below the Original Mine on the west side of North Main Street in uptown Butte.
Image taken at the St. Lawrence Mine lowering a horse into the mine.
Image of the Mountain View Mine headframe and mine yard.
Image of the Alice and Lexington Mine Tunnel and the ore bins above the Anselmo Mine.
Image of the Butte & Superior Mining Company's Black Rock Mine zinc concentrator while under construction.
Image of the Mountain Con Mine ore bins and headframe.
Image of the Black Rock Mine, mill and concentrator, and the #3 shaft. This Butte mine was the largest mine during WWI and employed 2200 miners.
Image of the Buffalo Mine. Note the Lexington Mine in the background. Both headframes were located in the Centerville district.
Image taken at the collar of the shaft at the Badger State Mine during the lowering of a locomotive underground.
Image of an electric haul truck in the Berkeley Pit.
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.
Image of the precipitating copper tanks in Meaderville. Tin cans were used to precipitate copper from the copper water.
Image of the blacksmith shop in the Parrot Mine yard.
Image of workers 'driving' to open an air fan adit at the Neversweat Mine.
Image of a mine crew in an unidentified mine.
Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company cement plant, located below the Diamond Mine. All cement needed for the underground mines was mixed here and then delivered to the mines.
Image of the Kelley Mine's #1 hoist, which was manufactured by Allis Chalmers. The rock hoists had 12-ton skips in counter balance run by a 3,000 horsepower motor.
(1 of 6) A group of 6 pictures showing the tearing down of the Elm Orlu Mine's headframe. The men are not identified.
Image taken on the 2000-foot level at the Leonard Mine, which connected to the Kelley Mine underground trolley system.