Granite Mountain Mining Company Office

Granite Mountain Mining Company Office (HMXHK)

Location: Philipsburg, MT 59858 Granite County
Buy Montana State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 46° 19.045', W 113° 14.728'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
This two-story building, constructed in about 1885, was one of the first structures in Granite, and housed the brick vault that is seen here. The mining office handled the payroll for the men who worked at the Ruby Shaft and the two mills on the hill across the road to your north. Newspapers articles of the day told of men being paid entirely in silver coins, and of merchants threatening to burn any paper money they encountered.
The first three Superintendents of the Granite Mountain works were Charles D. Mclure, Frank L. Perkins and Captain John L. Plummer. The first dividend from the mine was paid shortly after Mr. Plummer became Superintendent in 1885. Later, Superintendent Thomas Weir had a 16-foot by 16-foot hot water plunge, drying room and reading room built for the workers of the Ruby Shaft Mine. This helped prevent miners from contracting pneumonia caused by leaving the mine in wet work clothes.
Just to the right (north) of the brick vault is a large shallow hole that was the site of the Buskett Mercantile Co. General Store. This was a major business in Granite, owned by the Granite Mountain Mining Company.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 327127 N 5131766
Decimal Degrees46.31741667, -113.24546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.045', W 113° 14.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 2.70" N, 113° 14' 43.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Contract Mill Rd, Philipsburg MT 59858, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Mill A and B
0.09 miles
Superintendent's House
0.09 miles
Granite Ghost Town
0.12 miles
Ruby Shaft
0.13 miles
Miner's Union Hall
0.2 miles
Bi-Metallic Aerial Tramway
0.33 miles
Morse Hall
2.43 miles
Weinstein Building
2.45 miles
Pizer Building
2.47 miles
Kaiser House
2.47 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?