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1979 Hardrocker Days In Silverton OR Painting Annual Contest "collar the hole"

1979 Hardrocker Days In Silverton OR Painting Annual Contest "collar the hole"

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1979 Hardrocker Days In Silverton OR, Lithograph Copy of Annual Contest "collar the hole"



You receive the picture 15" x 20" 1/2" wide in a tube with the description and information about the author

This 4 color offset lithograph is a copy of the original watercolor by Cynthia Nevius-Lum. It was painted from Hardrocker Days in Silverton, OR.  Hardrocker Day is an annual weekend celebration for miners and the mining industry. In this print the miner depicted is a participant in a contest to see who can "collar the hole" in the shortest amount of time using the jackleg, a drilling device. This means drilling into the rock, often granite, making a hole into which dynamite is inserted. Do to the water and power source used as well as the tremendous pressure on the hoses this is a highly dangerous job in actuality. The judge for this contest can be seen in the background. He is timing the participant and checking his work.

Standard Metasl which is the largest operating mine in this area, is the third largest gold producing mine in the country. It also produces silver, quartz, copper, lead and zinc.

About the Artist - Cynthia has been an artist for most of her life. She no longer resides in Durango. She is presently a College Professor, and teaches art classes in her spare time. She works primarily in watercolor as well as batik. Her work displays a wide variety of approaches with a distinctive style.





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