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The Berkeley pit

Dorothy Bryant

The Berkeley pit

an historical novel

by Dorothy Bryant

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Published by Clark City Press in Livingston, Mont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Butte (Mont.) -- History -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDorothy Bryant.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination335 p. ;
    Number of Pages335
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23123794M
    ISBN 100944439616
    ISBN 109780944439616

      The Berkeley Pit, in Butte, Montana, was once the richest hill on Earth: the Anaconda Copper Mine. Now: it's not all that rich, and it's not much of a hill.   Atlantic Richfield Company turned off the groundwater pumps on the Berkeley Pit, a large copper mine operation, on Earth Day in The foot hole in the ground has been slowly filling with water ever since. Thompson said it contains about 45 billion gallons of water. It is water saturated in metals of all stripes and hazard levels, plus.

    BACKSTORY Butte, Montana, is home to the infamous Berkeley Pit, a former open-pit copper mine. After operations ended in , it began filling with acidic, metal-laden groundwater.   “To go to Berkeley Pit Lake, you have to complete a forty-hour Hazmat program, and that’s just to stand next to the water,” advises Andrea Stierle, a research professor at the University of Montana-Missoula, who began studying samples from the Pit sixteen years ago.

    Winner of the Mining History Association Clark Spence Award for the Best Book in Mining History, Brian James Leech provides a social and environmental history of Butte, Montana’s Berkeley Pit, an open-pit mine which operated from to   The Berkeley Pit had killed migrating geese before. “It was a shock to hear it happening again, on a much larger scale,” says Andrea Stierle, who, along with .


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The Berkeley pit by Dorothy Bryant Download PDF EPUB FB2

Harry's first poem describes his nightmare, the Berkeley Pit, which, ingouged the heart out of his hometown, Butte, Montana. The pit mine's namesake, Berkeley, California becomes his dream of hope. He arrives there in the late s as political turmoil and hope reach a peak, from which many dreams tumble, including Harry's.5/5(1).

The Berkeley Pit: An Historical Novel. Harry's first poem describes his nightmare, the Berkeley Pit, which ingouged the heart out of his hometown, Butte, Montana. The pit mine's namesake, Berkeley, California, becomes his dream of hope/5(6). Product details Series: Mining and Society Series (Book 1) Paperback: pages Publisher: University of Nevada Press; 1 edition (Janu ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: pounds (View shipping rates and /5(6).

Harry's first poem describes his nightmare, the Berkeley Pit, which, starting ingouged the heart out of his hometown, Butte, Montana. The pit mine's namesake, Berkeley, California, becomes his dream of hope. He arrives there in the late s, as political turmoil and hope reach a peak, from which many dreams tumbled, including Harry's.

Author: Dorothy Bryant. Leech, formerly from Missoula and now a professor in Illinois, spoke in Butte this week about his book that examines the history of the open pit mining and the Berkeley Pit. The Berkeley pit is amazing to see. Nowhere else in the world can you stand on the edge of an open mining pit (which is now filled with water).

It costs $3 a person to enter, but that small fee as well worth it!4/5(). Berkeley Pit, the Pit of Poison. by Kaushik Patowary 6 years ago. Read. 0 Comments. The Berkeley Pit is an abandoned open pit copper mine located in Butte, Montana, United States.

It is over a mile long, half a mile wide, and over a third of a mile deep. PitWatch is the official source of information about the Berkeley Pit. We’ve been watching, learning, and educating the public about the Berkeley Pit since Learn the science and stay informed about the Berkeley Pit here.

What are the latest Berkeley Pit water levels. The Berkeley Pit inshortly after the construction of the Weed Concentrator seen below the Pit, with the city of Butte, Montana to the bottom and left in the photo.

Over the active lifespan of the Berkeley, approximately million tons of ore and over million tons of waste rock were mined from the Pit. The Berkeley Pit is a former open pit copper mine located in Butte. It’s filled with water that is heavily acidic, laden with heavy metals, rich with dangerous chemicals, and just a real problem in general.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we. Berkeley Pit: Butte, Montana. Mined for gold, silver, and copper, the region of Butte, Montana, had already earned the nickname of "The Richest Hill on Earth" by the end of the 19th century.

Demand for electricity increased demand for copper so much that by World War I, the city of Butte was a boomtown. The pit is 7, feet long, 5, feet wide and 1, feet deep from the high wall on the north side just below the Kelley mine. Present day visitors can view the mine from a platform located above it.

The viewing stand offers a look at the Berkeley Pit, which is filling with water. The Berkeley Pit is a former open-pit copper mine in Butte, Montana and now one of the only places in the world where you can pay to see toxic waste.

The sheer scale of. Brian James Leech provides a social and environmental history of Butte, Montana’s Berkeley Pit, an open-pit mine which operated from to Using oral history interviews and archival finds, The City That Ate Itself explores the lived experience of open-pit copper mining at Butte’s infamous Berkeley Pit.

The Berkeley Pit is a former open-pit copper mine that happens to be one of the largest Superfund sites. The pit which resembles a large lake is deceivingly calm and pretty. An admission fee of $2 is charged to view the lake on a viewing platform along the side of the pit Yelp reviews.

Berkeley Pit. likes. The Berkeley Pit is a former open pit copper mine in Butte, Montana. It is now filled with over 40 billion gallons of toxic water. The Berkeley Pit is a part of the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, considered one of the largest in America, and the pit itself was added to the federal Superfund site list in It is one of sixteen Superfund sites in Montana, and the Berkeley Pit is the final unrestored section of the Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area : Butte.

So what can the Berkeley Pit of Butte, Montana, teach us about life on Earth. For one thing, it shows us just how resilient living things can be.

We’ve already learned this lesson, of course, by way of thriving organisms surrounding toxic deep-sea vents, or cave-dwelling fish that never see the light of day.

“The City that Ate Itself: A Social and Environmental History of Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit is an in-depth history of Butte, Montana, that focuses on its infamous open-pit copper mine, the Berkeley Pit. Overall, the book’s scholarship is impeccable.

Get this from a library. The Berkeley pit: an historical novel. [Dorothy Bryant] -- Harry's first poem describes his nightmare, the Berkeley Pit, which, ingouged the heart out of his hometown, Butte, Montana. The pit mine's namesake, Berkeley, California becomes his dream of.

Lake of Death: Berkeley Pit Overlook. Butte, Montana. Never underestimate the drawing power of a big hole in the ground, especially one filled with a deadly soup of arsenic, cobalt, and cadmium.

The Berkeley Pit at one time was America's Largest Truck-Operated Open Pit Copper Mine. Now it's a massive lake of deadly drainage, as large as It’s called “The City that Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit.” Leech was supposed to be in town Wednesday to give a talk about the book at the Butte-Silver Bow Public.

No one fishes at Berkeley Pit because no fish can survive there. No birds scoot along the water's edge, no vegetation sprouts in, or around, the pit. .