Pages from a sketchbook: THE DAILY IMAGES 13 JAN’ 2016

Today’s images portray a the surface workings of the Toi Toi Creek Gold Mining Co. Ltd. a fictional gold mining organisation  located ‘Somewhere on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, and an example of an actual New Zealand  Government  Railways Ub class mixed traffic locomotive, as used on railway tracks  in that country’s South Island. Thank you for visiting.

Michael Keith

GOLD MINING

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TOI TOI CREEK G.M.Co. LTD.

Pen and Ink image of the No.2 shaft and Poppett head (Headframe) of the Toi Toi Creek Gold. Mining. Co. Ltd.

‘The shaft was sunk to access the Anteater Reef  and is currently 400 ft deep. Five levels (numbered A, B, C, D  and E, and of varying lengths), have been driven off the shaft, with C and D levels encountering the reef system and currently on good gold. Levels D and E are currently being extended, with a view to exploring  more of the Company’s leases in the hope of locating other reefs holding similar or better values’.

Notes: Drawn with a Pigment liner with an 0.3-sized tip, on Cartridge paper.  Image measures 3 in x 4.5 in. (76 mm x 114 mm).

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STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

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NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS CLASS Ub.

This class of locomotive (with a wheel arrangement of 4-6-0) was constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Co. (USA) and was used as a ‘Mixed traffic’ engine in New Zealand’s South Island. 

Notes: Drawn with a Bic ‘Finepoint’ black ballpoint pen on Cartridge paper.  Image measures 3 in x 4.5 in. (76 mm x 114 mm).

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Pages from a sketchbook: THE DAILY IMAGES 13 JAN’ 2016

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