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Montana Tech Area

Main Hall's granite steps with dark (mafic) inclusions. This texture of dark blobs in granite is typical of many parts of the Boulder Batholith, including the Welch Quarry near Homestake Pass. Also pictured are examples from the Science & Engineering Building as well as the granite arch and rock wall at the corner of Park & Western Streets.

Images

Untitled Overview of the front of Main Hall. The steps were constructed of granite and the pillars and arches were made of quartzite.
Untitled Granite steps with dark (mafic) inclusions. This texture of dark blobs in granite is typical of many parts of the Boulder Batholith, including the Welch Quarry near Homestake Pass.
Untitled The retaining wall on the north side of Park St is a prominent example of the use of oxidized (weathered) ore vein rock.
Untitled Close up of the oxidized (weathered) ore vein material in the wall.

Location

1300 West Park Street

Metadata

Larry Smith, “Montana Tech Area,” Story of Butte, accessed April 14, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/3459.