Original Mine

Alaska & Copper Streets, Butte, MT

Underground copper mine operated from 1878 to 1976

Photos 

Original Mine

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1982

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Description 

The Original was the first Copper mine on Butte hill it began it 1878 and digging continued until 1876. The Original reached a depth of 3,569 feet below the surface and claimed 43 lives during its 98 years in operation.

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19th Century (37,545)
Built 1878 (324)
Built during 1870s (4,981)
Mine (156)
Montana (2,141)
Silver Bow County, Montana (354)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • September 23, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • July 9, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody