While I may have the most exposure and attention due to the presence of this site, I am by far not the only person who has a compelling interest in exploring and documenting the remnants of the Copper Country’s rich heritage. One only has to read the types of comments that are posted here to understand that. But I have always been amazed by how far and wide such interest has spread throughout the country, to a surprisingly large group of people that all share a connection to this place and its past. Today we feature one of those fellow explorers, one we have featured several times before here on CCE actually. For some of you the drawing that opens this post is a quick clue to who that person is, as he is probably most famous in these parts for his incredibly detailed illustrations of Copper Country ruins and cross sections of mining structures. It turns out, however, that the man is not only a great illustrator, but a great researcher and writer as well.
The man in question is Ian Tomashik who brings us today a rather detailed and extensive report on the Hancock Mine, an operation that once encompassed a great deal of real-estate within the city limits of Hancock itself. Ian has not only explored the ruins of this old mine, but has also researched its origins, operations, and technical specifications to bring us an incredibly detailed 80 page report that I’ve now put up on the scrapbook for perusal. Not only does the report dig deep into the how and why of the Hancock Mine’s ruin-scape, but it also showcases a great number of amazing illustrations and cross sections, like the great boiler house view seen above. It’s great work and worth the read. Head over to the scrapbook to check it out…
Download the complete report Here.
(note: due to the large size of the attached file, I request that my readers limit downloads to only one per person and then save it to your computer. Thank you)