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Historical Photographs of Northern Idaho Mines, Towns, and Scenery, 1894-1964

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Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole,"" Kellogg (Idaho), 1904
1904 | Masonia
Image shows miners and ore cars at the Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole" Caption on front: ""Miners work on the original Bunker Hill outcrop."" On back of image: ""Forty-six years of mining history in the Coeur d'Alene district of northern Idaho came to a close last Thursday, when the Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole"" [1886: 1904] Portion of original open ""glory hole."" Location papers were nailed to a big cedar tree on September 10, 1885. Hill and Sullivan Mining and Smelting Company celebrated discovery day at Kellogg. Location papers for the Bunker Hill outcrop, which has been developed into the world's premier lead-silver ore mines, were nailed to a big cedar tree on September 10, 1855, by Noah Kellogg and Phil O'Rourke, veteran prospectors. The picture shows a portion of the original open ""glory hole," was taken in 1897 [?]. The original location notice was posted near this spot. The original ore body has been followed downward more than a mile. The deepest workings are said to have exposed ore reserves of great dimension. During the last year an immense, hitherto unknown ore body was discovered on the No. 6 level, almost on the opposite side of the hill from the original discovery. (Spokane Chronicle, September 19, 1931. In Harry Marsh Scrapbook no. 3 page 96, Archives Group 23.) (In North Idaho Press, Jubilee Edition, June 10, 1958) This picture appears and the caption ""miners work on the original Bunker Hill outcrop, 1886)