1955-1982: Berkeley Pit history

Over the active lifespan of the Berkeley, approximately 320 million tons of ore and over 700 million tons of waste rock were mined from the Pit. Put another way, “The Richest Hill on Earth” produced enough copper to pave a four-lane highway four inches thick from Butte to Salt Lake City and 30 miles beyond. In 1955, mining in Butte […]

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2010 Berkeley Pit Posters

This educational poster series covers Berkeley Pit history and ongoing environmental management at the site. Hard copies of the posters can be requested by emailing info@pitwatch.org. Posters are available free-of-charge for Clark Fork Basin educators and public organizations. The poster set includes: Download high-resolution versions of the posters using the links below.

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