Bi-Metallic Aerial Tramway

Bi-Metallic Aerial Tramway (HMXFK)

Location: Philipsburg, MT 59858 Granite County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 18.899', W 113° 15.087'

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The tramway was constructed in 1889 to carry ore from the Blaine Shaft in Granite to the Bi-Metallic Mill in Kirkville, near Philipsburg. The Bi-Metallic aerial tramway was 9750 feet long with a vertical drop of 1225 feet, and was the longest aerial tramway in the United States at that time. The tramline consisted of wooden tower with rollers and guides on the ends of both arms. These rollers supported a very large moving cable that the tram cars were attached to.The Granite Mountain Mining Company constructed a similar aerial tramway about the same time. This conveyance was 8750 feet long and carried ore from the Ruby Shaft in Granite to the Rumsey Mill (Mill C) to the east.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 326658 N 5131508
Decimal Degrees46.31498333, -113.25145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 18.899', W 113° 15.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 18' 53.94" N, 113° 15' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-82 Contract Mill Rd, Philipsburg MT 59858, US
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