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The Berkeley Pit is an iconic part of Butte's past and present. Here are photos of the pit through the years.
This is a view of the Berkeley Pit from 1956.
The site of what would be the Berkeley Pit is clearly visible as a Northern Pacific train goes by.
Work on the Berkeley Pit quickly progressed as shown in this 1963 photograph.
This color photograph of the Berkeley Pit was taken sometime in the mid-1960s.
This photograph of the Berkeley Pit was taken around 1966.
Here's a 1970 view of the Berkeley Pit.
This is one of several Butte mining photos in the Library of Congress collection.
It's a long way down the Berkeley Pit, as shown in this 1972 photograph.
The Berkeley Pit was a work in progress. This photo was taken about four years into the project.
Here's an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit.
Some of the Library of Congress' mining photos include shots of the Berkeley Pit.
In this March 2013 photograph, the still water of the Berkeley Pit reflects the northeast bank and the water treatment plant built above it. A man described by police as mentally disturbed jumped the fence at Montana Resources and allegedly waded into the toxic water before police were able to apprehend him.
Here's a Library of Congress color photograph of the Berkeley Pit.
Here's a look at the Berkeley Pit from its viewing stand.
Tourists make a stop at the Pit's viewing stand.
This photograph was taken shortly after the Berkeley Pit shut down.
Spike Donegan of Ion Resolutions carries a vat of flocculant-laced Berkeley Pit water to a filter during a bench demonstration July 20, 2000, of a cleanup process he hopes will be used in large scale to clean the toxic water now rising the Berkeley Pit.
In April 2004, four new interpretive signs were put up at the Berkeley Pit Viewing Stand.
Here's another view from April 2004.
The intake pump is featured in this April 2004 photograph.
A 2004 view of the Berkeley Pit's treatment plant.
The southeastern wall of the Berkeley Pit was the site of three small slides that occurred in August and November 2012 and February 2013.
Sunlight reflects off the surface of the Berkeley Pit looking south toward the Highland Mountains.
Children take in the view on the Berkeley Pit viewing stand last week. The children, along with a group of others, stopped at the pit during their historic trolley tour.
Great photo retrospective, thanks, but the photo labeled "Here's an aerial view of the Berkeley Pit." is flipped horizontally and it hurts my brain. to look at it.
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