Butte Mining Heritage Photos

The signature view of Butte, Montana, is the derrick-like mine headframes which dot the skyline over old gold, silver & copper mines. The industry is featured in the World Museum of Mining & taught at the Montana Tech.

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Mine headframe, the signature structures of Butte, Montana, whose hill yielded gold, silver & copper. Butte, MT.Mineshaft headframe surrounded by houses from era when miners walked to work. Butte, MT.Mineshaft headframe stands atop rock face. Butte, MT.Mile high mine headframes. Butte, MT.
Mine headframe, the signature structures of Butte, Montana, whose hill yielded gold, silver & copper. Butte, MT.Mineshaft headframe surrounded by houses from era when miners walked to work. Butte, MT.Mineshaft headframe stands atop rock face. Butte, MT.Mile high mine headframes. Butte, MT.
Headframe stands above houses of Butte. Butte, MT.Mine headframe served as elevators into depths of underground mines. Butte, MT.Anselmo Mine Yard. Butte, MT.Butte, Anaconda & Pacific electric locomotive on display at Anselmo Mine Yard. Butte, MT.
Headframe stands above houses of Butte. Butte, MT.Mine headframe served as elevators into depths of underground mines. Butte, MT.Anselmo Mine Yard (Caledonia & Excelsior Streets). Butte, MT.Butte, Anaconda & Pacific electric locomotive on display at Anselmo Mine Yard. Butte, MT.
Anselmo Mine Yard headframe lifted ore our of mine & dumped it into waiting rail cars. Butte, MT.Mine headframes mark landscape of hills above Butte. Butte, MT.Mine headframes mark landscape of hills above Butte. Butte, MT.Entrance arch of World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.
Anselmo Mine Yard headframe lifted ore our of mine & dumped it into waiting rail cars. Butte, MT.Mine headframes mark landscape of hills above Butte. Butte, MT.Mine headframes mark landscape of hills above Butte. Butte, MT.Entrance arch of World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.
Headframe & hoist over former Orphan Girl Mine at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Saddleback steam locomotive #122 at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Rail mounted antique truck for working on overhead electric wires at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Antique GW steam locomotive at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.
Headframe & hoist over former Orphan Girl Mine at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Saddleback steam locomotive #122 at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Rail mounted antique truck for working on overhead electric wires at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Antique GW steam locomotive at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.
Antique GW steam locomotive & one-room school house at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Row of false-fronted frontier buildings at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Wooden frontier village shops at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Math, Engineering & Science buildings of Montana Tech Campus. Butte, MT.
Antique GW steam locomotive & one-room school house at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Row of false-fronted frontier buildings at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Wooden frontier village shops at World Museum of Mining. Butte, MT.Math, Engineering & Science buildings of Montana Tech Campus. Butte, MT.
School of Mines building of Montana Tech Campus. Butte, MT.


School of Mines building (1900) (now Math Hall) of Montana Tech Campus. Butte, MT.



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