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The mine yards of uptown Butte, are inhabited by skeletons of the past mining activity. Primarily a copper mining town, the present open pit is still active, unlike the underground mines that used gallows frames or headframes in their operation. The World Museum of Mining, just to the west of Montana Tech, lends understanding of the rich history here.
Butte, Montana, the largest Superfund site in the U.S, is still struggling with reclamation, but also preserving its past. Population in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s saw the peak at about 100,000.
Visually, Butte is a historic panorama of buildings, mining equipment, and related structures. When there is an approaching thunderstorm in the late afternoon or summer evening, the sky is a dark blue-purple. Rays of sunlight, when they hit the Berkeley Pit, give it a golden cast that is reminiscent of seeing the Grand Canyon with all its colors of gold, copper, orange, ochre, and Sienna.
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