The era of copper's dominance of the economy of Montana came to a symbolic end Friday as the Anaconda Copper Company announced it was closing the Berkeley Pit at Butte, one of the world's largest open-pit copper mines. The pit, 2, feet deep and a mile and a half wide, has already eaten away much of the town. The news of the closing was not wholly unexpected, since Anaconda, a subsidiary of the Atlantic Richfield Company, has eliminated most of its other copper-related operations in Montana, including the copper smelter in the town of Anaconda. Ted Schwinden said in a statement released by his office.
ANACONDA CLOSING OPEN-PIT COPPER MINE AT BUTTE
Butte History : A Short History of Butte, Montana
Moon Montana. Before beginning to touch upon what Butte is today, it is necessary to provide a quick history of Butte. Without understanding the basic history of Butte, it makes it much more difficult to understand what the city is today. Then, silver and copper was discovered.
History of Butte, Montana
Report issued by the U. Bureau of Mines discussing the mining operations in Montana. As stated in the summary, "this report deals with the design and development of the Berkely open-pit mine Butte, Mont. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs. McWilliams, John R.
Located in central Afghanistan, Bamiyan is one of the last cities where the Buddhist expansion reached. Famous for the giant Buddha statues, destroyed in 2001, later discoveries in the area include a few caves with wall paintings from the 5th and 9th centuries and another giant statue, named the Reclining Buddha. Located north of the capital Kabul, the small town of Bagram was in ancient times an important passageway of the Silk Road for merchants coming from ancient India. The earliest mentions refer to a Persian settlement, followed by the Greek-influenced city planning and further Arab rulers. As a result, the works of art found in and around the city are a mix of Hellenistic, Arab and Indian styles in what was named Greco-Buddhist art, typical for Central Asia.