Northwest Miners and Mining

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Northwest Miners and Mining

Description

Mining booms throught the West spurred much of the growth of communities and the connecting railroads. Initial mining rushes were based on the discovery of gold, but the development of silver and lead mines took greater technology and required large influxes of capital to develop the mines, build the smelting facilities and extend the railway lines. The photographs in this collection reflect the small-scale miners as well as the workers for the giant mining corporations. Included are photographs from the mining strikes in Idaho in 1899. Miners in British Columbia and Alaska round out the collection with many small-scale gold miners.

Items in the Northwest Miners and Mining Collection

Northwest -- Mines and Mineral Resources (#02)
View of mine tunnel showing two miners operating an air hoist and ore car.

Northwest -- Mines and Mineral Resources (#06)
View of two miners in an ore cart. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and Mineral Resources (#03)
Stoping drill at work removing ore from a vein face.

Northwest -- Mines and Mineral Resources (#04)
Miners using hydraulic hoses remove surface rock and dirt from an evergreen covered hillside. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska (#01)
A horse team takes the boiler (weight 1990 lbs) to the Pueblo Mine near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 1900.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska (#05)
"We are pulling an electric cable from the mill to the mine. The building on the lower left is the top of the mill where the tram buckets dump." Likely Independence Mine near Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska in the Willow Creek mining district. Taken…

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska (#02)
"Taken in the stope which adjoins mine. These were taken with a photoflash outfit with a Kodak Recomars [sic] '33.'" Miners pose in the interior of a mine. Likely Independence Mine near Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska in the Willow Creek mining district.…

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska (#03)
"This is looking up from the mill to the mine portal and head house. The L shaped thing coming down from the head house is a snowshed through which we walk to work." Likely Independence Mine near Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska in the Willow Creek mining…

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Alaska (#04)
Miners near a spool of cable. Likely Independence Mine near Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska in the Willow Creek mining district. Taken mid-20th century.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#02)
Mr. English and Otto Hyslocker(?) pose in front of a cabin at the Le Roi Mine in the Rossland district, ca. 1890

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#03)
Shaft and ore dump of the Le Roi Mine in the Rossland mining district, ca. 1890

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#04)
Site of Hedley Mascot Gold Mines, Ltd. from 1936-1949. Near Hedley, BC. Taken 1990.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#05)
Site of Hedley Mascot Gold Mines, Ltd. from 1936-1949. Near Hedley, BC. Taken 1990.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#07)
Right of way for tram line to Premier Mine (Kootenays) south from Seven Mile near Trail, BC. Taken 1895.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- British Columbia (#08)
Premier Mine (Kootenays) near Trail, BC. Mine buildings overlooking the river valley, ca. 1900.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#02)
A view of the mine and mill of the Success Mine near Mullan, Idaho around the turn of the century, ca. 1900.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#01)
An early view of the Morning Concentrator near Mullan, Idaho. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#03)
A composite showing the mines and features of Wallace, Idaho in the last decade of the 19th century. Composed while Jacob Lockman was mayor. Lower right-hand notes that the engineer of the Northern Pacific Engine No. 500 is L.W. Hutton - husband of…

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#04)
Bunker Hill mill in Kellogg, Idaho. Taken in 1892.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#05)
Great Northern rail cars surround the Bunker Hill and Sullivan smelter in Kellogg. Taken October 27, 1923.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#06)
Group of miners in the Coeur d'Alene, ca. 1910.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#07)
The day shift of the Tiger mine poses for a photograph. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#09)
Rail cars carry miners and ore to the Morning mill in the early days of its operation. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#08)
Miners use a hydraulic hoses to aid in placer mining on the Vestal claim before 1898.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#10)
Electrolytic zinc plant of the Sullivan Mining Co. under construction at Kellogg, Idaho and owned jointly by the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining & Concentrating Co. and the Hecla Mining Co. The stack to the left measures 255 ft in height. Note the…

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#11)
Surface plant of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining & Concentrating Co. at Kellogg, Idaho.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#12)
The Standard Mine on Canyon Creek in 1892. That year witnessed a series of strikes by miners at the Standard and other mines. In 1904, it merged with Mammoth and became the Mace mine.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#13)
Bunker Hill smelter at Kellogg, Idaho with the Sweeney Mill in the foreground. The Sweeney Mill is used in concentrating custom ores, ca. 1925.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#15)
Man stands in front of Last Chance Mine buildings. Taken in 1895 near Wardner, Idaho.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#17)
Train cars wait at Frisco Mill in Mace, Idaho in 1892.

Northwest -- mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#19)
Mine buildings at the Monring Mine in Mullan, Idaho in the early 1890s. c. 1892

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#20)
View of the Standard Mine (later amalgamated with the Mammoth Mine) in Mace, Idaho in the early 1890s, ca. 1892

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#25)
Miners pose on machinery and track at a mine site in the Coeur d'Alene. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#28)
A very early view of the Bunker Hill Mine and complex in Kellogg, Idaho, ca. 1890

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#30)
View of the Morning Mine tunnel under construction, ca. 1890.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#31)
Miners stand on scaffolding during placer operations at the Mother Lode Mine near Murray, Idaho, ca. 1890

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#32)
View of mining activities, including freight rail traffic, in Burke during the 1890s.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#33)
South Mill of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining & Concentrating Co. at Kellogg, Idaho. The mill is used to treat zinc ore from the Star Mine which is jointly owned by Bunker Hill & Sullivan and the Hecla Mining Co. Taken 1-27-1926.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#34)
Miners pose in front of a mine in the Coeur d'Alene mining district. Date unknown.

Northwest -- Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho (#35)
Miners work a hard rock mine in Idaho.