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Snapshots

  1. Steward and Belmont mine headframes

    Snapshot Title: Steward and Belmont mine headframes
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    Lighted Steward (left) and Belmont mine (right)



  2. Newest pit - Continental

    Snapshot Title: Newest pit - Continental
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    This pit is still operating at the foot of the Continental Divide. It isn't filled with water like the nearby famous Berkley Pit. The copper ore deposits can be seen in gray below the waste rock.



  3. Travona Mine

    Snapshot Title: Travona Mine
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    Lighted at night. This was Butte's oldest mine at the entrance to the city from Intersates 15 and 90



  4. Anselmo mine and Northwest Little League field

    Snapshot Title: Anselmo mine and Northwest Little League field
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    Scene of the Western Regional Little League girls softball tournament, Jim Scown field sits at the base
    of the 4000 foot zinc, copper mine which goes underneath the field. The kids played ball here w...



  5. Don't Come Knocking film location

    Snapshot Title: Don't Come Knocking film location
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    400 block of north Alabama scene was the setting of a good portion of Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, and Jessica Lange 2005 movie



  6. Lighted headframe - Mountain Con 1 mile deep

    Snapshot Title: Lighted headframe - Mountain Con 1 mile deep
    Taken by: Mike Parent

    Image: Twighlight on the "Richest Hill on Earth" Butte MT
    Image Owner: Mike Parent



    Description:

    A lighting project has lit many of the headrames in red LEDs to make the hill a glow at night.