Photo of the Day: Butte’s Berkeley Pit

Rising Water in the Pit Threatens the Future They turned off the pumps in the old mine shafts 3800 feet below the surface in 1982, on Earth Day, no less. Those pumps kept Butte’s Berkeley Pit dry  That was nine years after … Continue reading

Deep Pit Mining: Violating Life on Earth

Abandoned and Deadly: Deep Pit Mining Harvey Richards photographed Butte, Montana’s deep pit mining during his three visits to Butte, Montana, first to photograph the miner’s strike of 1959, then again in 1966 and 1973. The huge gaping hole known … Continue reading