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Hand drilling is a historic method used to drill holes into rock. The purpose of drilling the holes was to fill them with black powder.  The driller, referred to as a “cousin jack” wielded a 4 lb. hammer and drove a chisel pointed steel (or drill) into the rock. The miner would strike the chisel with the hammer, and rotate the chisel 90 degrees before striking it again.

Nevada Copper’s Tim Leedy competing in the single jack drilling contest, Carson City, Nevada.

Nevada Copper’s Tim Leedy competing in the single jack drilling contest, Carson City, Nevada.

Tim Leedy, Nevada Copper’s Environmental Scientist, has a story to tell.  It’s about a history of Single Jack Rock Drilling World Champions and this includes the whole Leedy family.   It illustrates a close family bond and a strong will to succeed.

The Leedy mining event history starts with Tim’s dad, Skip Leedy.  Skip became interested in hand steeling in the early 80’s while he attended the University of Nevada, Reno as an undergraduate (The Mackay Muckers).  He competed in competitions all over the west since 1983 (Colorado, Oregon, California, and Nevada).  He is a 5-time single jack world champion, a previous coach at the University of Nevada, Reno and a judge/head judge at intercollegiate competitions.

Craig Leedy (Tim’s Uncle) has been competing all over the west since the 1990′s and makes the steel drills with the help from Tim Leedy’s other Uncle Marc Leedy.  The drills (L.L.C. Old Time Drilling) are used by a majority of the competitors. Craig was also a coach at the University of Nevada, Reno in various years.

Susan Leedy (Tim’s Mom) met Skip Leedy through the mining team at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She competed for about 3 years starting in 1986 and was World Champion in single jack drilling for a year or two as well.

Wes Leedy (Tim’s older Brother) had attended competitions since infancy and participated in many single jack drilling children’s events.  He started competing seriously in college and post-college for 3 years, but no longer competes.  He placed first at a University of Arizona competition.

Tim Leedy has attended competitions also since infancy and participated in children’s single jack events.  His first competition was his senior year in high school.  He participated for three years on the collegiate mining team while simultaneously competing in the professional circuit. Tim has competed professionally for 6 years, and continues to compete on a professional level.  While in college he traveled to England and Colorado with the mining team.

Side note:  All Leedys except Susan Leedy, (mom) have broken bones partaking in this sport.  Some more than once.

Current Professional Competitions and Events:

  •   Nevada: Carson (world championship) – Single Jack
  •   Nevada: Tonopah – Single jack, double jack, muck, double muck
  •   Colorado: Creede, Nederland, Idaho Springs, Silverton, Cripple Creek and Victor,           Leadville, Ouray – Single jack, double jack, muck, jackleg, spike drive
Skip Leedy, Single Jack Drilling, World Champion many times over.

Skip Leedy, Single Jack Drilling, World Champion many times over.

Craig Leedy, (Uncle)

Craig Leedy (Uncle)

 

Jack Leedy (Brother)

Jack (Brother)

Please see more on the Single Jack Drilling World Championships – Nevada Day, Carson City 2014 –   http://www.nevadaday.com/pages/rock.php

http://miningcontest.com/SINGLE_JACK.html

http://miningcontest.com/WORLD_CHAMPIONS.html

Greg French, Vice President, Exploration and Project Development takes the half-beard challenge! Below is his message to Congress:

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“Half a beard, half a bill, does not produce jobs. Pass the bill!!”  – Greg French, Nevada Copper’s Vice President, Exploration and Project Development

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


 

Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

See Past Challengers:

Half Beard Challenger: “It is a huge benefit to Nevada, but only if you pass the bill.” Dusenbury Says

Half Beard Challenger: “We deserve the ‘full’ deal!” Ohlin Says

Half Beard Challenger: “Get’er done!!” Esteban Says

Tim Dake – General Manager of Project Construction Thanks Leadership, Accepts the Half-Beard Challenge and Passes the Gauntlet!

Battle Born – Half Beard Challenge!

Silver Stage High School students visit the Nevada Copper, Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project's booth on their 2014 College/Career Day.

Silver Stage High School students visit the Nevada Copper, Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project’s booth on their 2014 College/Career Day.   Thank you Silver Stage students for your interest in Nevada Copper and the many great questions asked.

Silver Stage High School student checks out a sample of copper ore with a magnifying rock & mineral glass.

Silver Stage High School student checks out a sample of copper ore with a rock & mineral magnifying glass.

Next College/Career Day?  At Yerington High School, January 9, 2015.

 

 

Matt Dusenbury, Environmental Manager at Nevada Copper takes the half-beard challenge! Below is his message to Congress:

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“It is a huge benefit to Nevada, but only if you pass the bill.”  -Matt Dusenbury, Nevada Copper’s Environmental Manager

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


 

Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

 


 

See Past Challengers:

Half Beard Challenger: “We deserve the ‘full’ deal!” Ohlin Says

Half Beard Challenger: “Get’er done!!” Esteban Says

Tim Dake – General Manager of Project Construction Thanks Leadership, Accepts the Half-Beard Challenge and Passes the Gauntlet!

Battle Born – Half Beard Challenge!

Hank Ohlin, Nevada Copper’s Sr. Geologist takes the half-beard challenge! Below is his message to Congress:

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“We deserve the ‘full’ deal!”  - Hank Ohlin, Nevada Copper’s Sr. Geologist

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


 

Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

Esteban “Steve” Chiquete, Nevada Copper’s  Procurement Manager participates in the half-beard challenge…. Below is his message to Congress:

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“Get’er done!!”  - Steve Chiquete, Procurement Manager at Nevada Copper, Inc.

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!

 


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

Read Similar Posts:

Tim Dake – General Manager of Project Construction Thanks Leadership, Accepts the Half-Beard Challenge and Passes the Gauntlet!

Battle Born – Half Beard Challenge!

Tim Dake, Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction thanks the leadership and participates in the half-beard challenge…. Below is his message to Congressman Steven Horsford, Congressman Mark Amodei and Senators Reid and Heller.

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 “Thank you Steven &  Mark for your hard work and support in the “Jobs Bill”. “Now I want Dean and Harry to do their part”. - Tim Dake, Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction

The half-beard looks ridiculous…..but  so does half-a-bill!!


Nevada Copper recently issued an update on the project, the bill stuck in congress and the half-beard challenge. To read the update, click here.

The Pumpkin Hollow Team is joining “Pass Bill. Create Jobs.” in the Half-Beard Challenge and urges our supporters to do the same.

Click here to learn more.

Show your battle born spirit and join the half-beard challenge starting now through mid December.

The half-half beard will show your allegiance to getting the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act passed. Currently, the Nevada lands and jobs bill is half-passed.  We have until mid December to have it approved by the Senate and signed by the President.

The challenge is easy:

1) Shave half your face.

2) Take a video or picture of your half-beard and post it on the Pass Bills. Create Jobs. Facebook page or tag them on your own post:https://www.facebook.com/passbillscreatejobs

3) Throw the gauntlet out and challenge others to do the same.

To learn more, visit the Pass Bills. Create Jobs. website or click here.

 

Dayton High School student visit the Nevada Copper booth at the College Career day.

Over 60 Dayton High School students visit the Nevada Copper booth at the College Career day.

A variety of representatives and professionals came to Dayton High School on November 7, 2014 in support of the College/Career Day.  Representatives from colleges and tech schools, as well as military personnel, cosmetologist, government program workers and a mining representative were there to give the students the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their educational and career opportunities. “It is a great program to be able to show the students what types of careers they might want to think about, and how to get the education or training those jobs require” said Rita Menesini, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator.

Nevada Copper's Community Relations Coordinator ready to discuss the career opportunities working at the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project and other Mines.

Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, Rita Kay Menesini getting ready to discuss the career opportunities the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project and other Mines have to offer.