The Berkeley Pit in 1972. PitWatch Issue Volume 9, Number 1 The community has many common misconceptions about the Berkeley Pit. This section will address a few of those most often heard false statements and try to set the record straight. Myth: The Pit Will Overflow.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Fact: There are two reasons why the […]

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Since the last issue of PITWATCH, Montana Resources has decided to resume operations. With the mine going again and with the water treatment plant coming on line, there have been many questions from the community. Here are some answers to reader questions. Q: How much total water went into the Berkeley Pit since the suspension of mining at Montana Resources? […]

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PitWatch Volume 5, Number 2 In July 2000, Montana Resources suspended mining operations. The suspension has had a direct impact on the Berkeley Pit water levels and efforts are underway to deal with the problem. The immediate concern is treating the Horseshoe Bend water, which had been diverted away from the Berkeley Pit since 1996. Based on data from July […]

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Pit Facts

PitWatch Issue Volume 4, Number 2 Pit Facts Comparison Compare Pit elevations to those of… the Belmont Senior Center at 5,605 feet above sea level; East Middle School at 5,517 feet; the Butte Airport at 5,525 feet; the County Courthouse at 5,755 feet. Compare the depth of Pit water to the height of… the Anaconda smelter stack at 585 feet; […]

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Learning About The Westcamp


PitWatch Issue Volume 3, Number 2 Previous issues of PITWATCH have been devoted almost exclusively to the Berkeley Pit and surrounding “East Camp” underground wells and mine workings. Another area of the underground water system called West Camp also deserves our attention. The West Camp lies southwest of the Berkeley Pit/East Camp drainage and includes the Travona, Emma, and Ophir […]

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