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Silver Bow County

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  • Day392

    Butte

    September 29, 2017 in the United States

    Der reichste Hügel der Welt, so sagte man früher einmal zu Butte. Heute passt wohl besser das dreckigste Loch der Welt. Wie man es dazu?
    Butte entstand, wie viele Städte, als Goldgräberansiedlung. Da dies aber nicht sonderlich ergiebig war stand die Stadt Ende des 19ten Jahrhunderts kurz vor der Aufgabe. Durch die Entdeckung der Elektrizität hatte Kupfer plötzlich einen ungemeinen Wertgewinn. Es ist nicht unüblich, dass mit Gold auch weitere Metalle, wie Silber, Zink, Mangan oder andere gefunden werden. In Butte war es aber vor allem Kupfer, was in den Erzgängen lag.
    So wurde zunächst ein Schacht nach dem anderen in die Erde getrieben und ein Netz von über 100km Tunneln ist nun unter Butte. In den 1950er fing man dann an, im Tagebau das Erz zu schürfen. Als die Miene über 1km tief war und die Adern nicht mehr genug Ertrag brachten, gab man das riesige Loch auf. Mit dem Abschalten der Pumpen begann dies vollzulaufen.
    Doch jetzt wird es problematisch, da Wasser die Eigenschaft hat Mineralien zu lösen und zu transportieren, entstand ein See, der mit Metallen (unter anderem Arsen) verseucht ist und heute das größte giftige Gewässer der USA ist.
    Ansonsten ist Butte ganz nett und man hat nun auch schon angefangen, den nächsten Hügel anzubaggern...
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  • Day5

    Drive through Butte

    April 22, 2016 in the United States

    Butte is a cute town on the side of the the richest hill in the world. Lots of copper, silver, and other metals have been mined here since the late 19th century. The mining continues to this day in one of the largest open pit mines in the world. Originally, the mines were deep mines with a mine head. The mine heads still dominate the sky line of Butte. Much of the landscape has been beautifully restored.Read more

  • Day4

    Butte MT KOA

    April 21, 2016 in the United States

    We're in a nice spot ... a little close to freeway noise, but beautiful views right from our trailer. We rolled in about 4:00 tired from having driven straight through with no real breaks. (Not the plan, but ... snow.)

    First order of business was a car wash. Between Missoula and Butte, Gordon was commenting on all the pesky bugs dirtying up his windshield when all of a sudden we hit a massive SWARM of GROSS little green bugs with tiny green wings that made a HUGE splat all over everywhere, including on the sides of the car. It sounded like a hail storm and lasted about 30 seconds. The car was a total mess. For a while, Gordon thought the adaptive cruise control sensor was covered because we had trouble with it. Windshield wipers with cleaner only made it worse. Did I say GROSS?

    Then we ate a light dinner with lots of vegetables. It MAY have included a very nutritious citrus something-or-other (lots of antioxidants) with a fluffy white topping (lots of protein). It looked like pie, but it was a vegetable. Trust me.

    It is much cooler here ... a pleasant 72. We were not ready for weather in the 80's so are happy with the change. We have decided to stay here another night and spend tomorrow poking around Butte. We've been through before, but never really explored. There is also a beautiful YMCA 4 minutes from the campground which we plan to check out tomorrow as our fitness routine was very much interrupted in the week before departure.

    The last photo is the front of the car AFTER the car wash! The windshield was better, but only because Gordon helped with the wipers between passes.
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  • Day5

    Activity report

    April 22, 2016 in the United States

    We got the the YMCA this morning! Gordon got to run 3 miles and move some weights around. Heather got to look at the equipment and feel that showing counted as a work out. (Heyyyyyy ... pay no attention. Gordon is angling to have me do all the posts. He is WAY to entertaining to deprive you all, but just take things with a grain of salt, ok?)

    We also took a short walk by the KOA and visitor center. The City of Butte is creating a beautiful network of walking/cycling paths through the town, restoring a lot of natural habitat while they are at it. There are paths up on the hill where the mines are and down on the flats next to the creek.Read more

  • Day11

    Anaconda Rest Stop

    September 2, 2015 in the United States

    Okay. That'll teach us. We stopped for a simple exercise and bathroom break at the Anaconda rest stop on I 90. In the course of walking around the parking lot we found a little paved trail. It turned out to be a nature walk through natural preserved Prairie. It was simply gorgeous, and us without a camera. Sorry folks.

    There were myriad prairie grasses with incredible seed heads, countless gorgeous little prairie flowers, a bubbling brook with a bridge over it, remains of an old log cabin, and all surrounded by big sky and distant mountains. And us without a camera.

    But we got a lot of steps in. Up to 6500 already.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Silver Bow County, مقاطعة سيلفير بو, Силвър Боу, সিলভার বৱ কাউন্টি, Condado de Silver Bow, Silver Bow maakond, Silver Bow konderria, شهرستان سیلور بو، مونتانا, Comté de Silver Bow, Silver Bow megye, Սիլվեր շրջան, Contea di Silver Bow, シルバーボウ郡, Silver Bow Kūn, Hrabstwo Silver Bow, سلور بو کاؤنٹی،مونٹانا, Comitatul Silver Bow, Силвер-Боу, Округ Силвер Боу, Сілвер-Бау, سلور بو کاؤنٹی، مونٹانا, Quận Silver Bow, Condado han Silver Bow, 比尤特-銀弓市和縣

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