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Bossard, Floyd C.

Butte : the richest hill on earth / Butte : the richest hill on earth : mining by candle light, mining by carbide lamp, mining by battery lamp Floyd C. Bossard. - First ed. - Butte, Mont. : World Museum of Mining, c2012. - xiv, 260 p. : ills., maps, photographs ; 28 cm.

Part 1, Mining by candle light -- Butte mining district geology -- Placer gold discovered in Silver Bow Creek--Butte City located -- Silver mining and processing -- Copper mining and processing -- Single-jack and double-jack drilling -- Mules worked underground, horses worked on the surface -- Electrification and lighting of U.S. cities -- Mined out ground support and mine fire operations -- Compressed air and trolley driven haulage locomotives -- The copper monopoly -- Part 2. Mining by carbide lamp -- Carbide lamp and the Granite Mountain fire -- Burleigh percussion drill (dry) -- Copper recovery processes and associated pollution -- 100 year precipitation event in 1908 -- Battery powered haulage locomotives -- electrification of the Butte hill -- Labor union history -- Part 3. Mining by electric battery lamp -- Anaconda acquisitions -- Technological advances in breaking rock & supporting openings -- Mine ventilation & industrial hygiene department formed -- Geology department formed -- A district mine drainage system -- Total Butte Mines production -- The human cost of mining Butte ores -- The changing of the guard -- E.P.A. Superfund projects.

In "Butte: The Richest Hill on Earth," Bossard tells the story of the underground mining industry through words and nearly 200 photographs.


Mines and mineral resources--History.--Montana--Butte
Miners--History.--Montana--Butte


Butte (Mont.)--History.
Butte (Mont.)--Description and travel.

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