A Kennecott Story: Three Mines, Four Men, and One Hundred by Charles Caldwell Hawley

By Charles Caldwell Hawley

While copper turns out much less glamorous than gold, it can be way more very important. Copper proved important to the commercial revolution and integral for electrification of the US. Kennecott Copper company, at one time the biggest manufacturer of copper on the earth, therefore performed a key function in fiscal and business improvement. This publication recounts how Kennecott used to be shaped from the merger of 3 mining operations (one in Alaska, one in Utah, and one in Chile), the way it led the way in which in mining applied sciences, and the way it used to be in flip stricken by the financial system and politics of the day.

     because it lines the tale of the 3 mines, the narrative follows 4 mining engineers—Stephen Birch, Daniel Cowan Jackling, William Burford Braden, and E. Toppan Stannard—self-made males whose technological ingenuity used to be answerable for a lot of Kennecott’s luck. whereas Jackling constructed economies of scale for large open-pit mining in Utah, Braden went underground in Chile for a caving operation of exceptional scale for copper. in the meantime, Birch and Stannard overcame the extraordinary demanding situations of mining wealthy ore within the tough weather of Alaska and transporting it to marketplace. The Guggenheims, who introduced those 3 operations jointly supplied the investment with out which the infrastructure important for the mining operations will possibly not were equipped. The railroad required for the Alaska mine by myself expense greater than thrice what the U.S. had paid to shop for all of Alaska in basic terms forty-five years earlier.

     As a geologist with first-hand wisdom of mining, writer Charles Hawley aptly describes the expertise at the back of the Kennecott tale in a manner that either experts and the overall reader will get pleasure from. via attractive tales and pertinent info, he areas Kennecott and the copper inside of their old context and in addition permits the reader to contemplate the arguable facets of mineral discovery and sustainability in a crowded international the place assets are limited. 

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