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Anaconda Mine, Butte, MT
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  Souvenir Mining Spoon Anaconda  Mine Closeup.JPG - SOUVENIR MINING SPOON ANACONDA MINE - Sterling silver spoon embossed with a detailed picture of the Anaconda Mine Butte Montana; with floral design on handle, 5 3/4 in long, marked on back Sterling with a mfg. hallmark  (The Anaconda Copper Mine was the largest copper-producing mine in the world from 1892 through 1903.  Located in Butte, Montana it transformed this small and poor town into one of the most prosperous cities in the country, often called the Richest Hill on Earth.  This small silver mine was bought in 1881 by Marcus Daly from Michael Hickey. Hickey was a prospector and Union Civil War veteran, and named his claim the Anaconda Mine after reading Horace Greeley's Civil War account of how Ulysses S. Grant's forces had surrounded Robert E. Lee's forces "like an anaconda". Daly then developed the Anaconda Mine in partnership with George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, and James Ben Ali Haggin and Lloyd Tevis of San Francisco.  Huge deposits of another mineral, copper, were soon discovered.  Daly quietly bought up neighboring mines forming a mining company and would eventually own all the mines on Butte Hill. He then built a smelter at Anaconda which he connected to Butte by a railway. From this beginning grew the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, a global mining enterprise featuring the Anaconda and other Butte mines, a smelter at Anaconda, Montana, processing plants in Great Falls, Montana, the American Brass Company, and many other properties, mostly in the United States and Chile. The Anaconda Copper Mining Company was acquired by ARCO in 1977.  The Anaconda mine itself was closed in 1947 after producing 94,900 tons of copper. Its location has been consumed by the Berkeley Pit, a vast open-pit mine.  In 1977, Anaconda was sold to the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) for $700 million.  By 1983 the Berkeley Pit was completely idle and ARCO suspended all operations in Butte.)  
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Souvenir Mining Spoon Anaconda Mine Closeup | SOUVENIR MINING SPOON ANACONDA MINE - Sterling silver spoon embossed with a detailed picture of the Anaconda Mine Butte Montana; with floral design on handle, 5 3/4 in long, marked on back Sterling with a mfg. hallmark (The Anaconda Copper Mine was the largest copper-producing mine in the world from 1892 through 1903. Located in Butte, Montana it transformed this small and poor town into one of the most prosperous cities in the country, often called the Richest Hill on Earth. This small silver mine was bought in 1881 by Marcus Daly from Michael Hickey. Hickey was a prospector and Union Civil War veteran, and named his claim the Anaconda Mine after reading Horace Greeley's Civil War account of how Ulysses S. Grant's forces had surrounded Robert E. Lee's forces "like an anaconda". Daly then developed the Anaconda Mine in partnership with George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, and James Ben Ali Haggin and Lloyd Tevis of San Francisco. Huge deposits of another mineral, copper, were soon discovered. Daly quietly bought up neighboring mines forming a mining company and would eventually own all the mines on Butte Hill. He then built a smelter at Anaconda which he connected to Butte by a railway. From this beginning grew the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, a global mining enterprise featuring the Anaconda and other Butte mines, a smelter at Anaconda, Montana, processing plants in Great Falls, Montana, the American Brass Company, and many other properties, mostly in the United States and Chile. The Anaconda Copper Mining Company was acquired by ARCO in 1977. The Anaconda mine itself was closed in 1947 after producing 94,900 tons of copper. Its location has been consumed by the Berkeley Pit, a vast open-pit mine. In 1977, Anaconda was sold to the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) for $700 million. By 1983 the Berkeley Pit was completely idle and ARCO suspended all operations in Butte.) Download Original Image
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