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MINING MEN SHORT BIOGRAPHY 1916

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: MINING MEN SHORT BIOGRAPHY 1916 Reply with quote

1080 MINING AND ENGINEERING WORLD December 23, 1916.

PERSONAL.

J. Ralph Scott, of Hardington, Ont., is visiting at Calumet, Mich.
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Joseph MacDonald, of Guanajuato, Mexico, is in Los Angeles, Calif.
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G. A. Gibbon, mining engineer, has returned to the United States, from Peru.
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H. W. Fesing, of Houghton, Mich., has gone to Los Angeles, Calif., on professional business.
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T. W. Mather, Guayaquil, Ecuador, has left that city permanently, and is now in Pacific Grove, Calif.
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D. Thomas has accepted the position of general manager of the Davidson mines, at South Porcupine, Ont.
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J. F. Cowan, general manager of the Tucson-Arizona Copper Co., Tucson, Ariz., is in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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D. MacGavin, of the Canadian Mining Corporation, Toronto, Ont., is spending the holidays in San Francisco, Calif.
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H. D. Richardson, superintendent of the Boise-Rochester Co., Atlanta, Idaho, has resigned and left for Los Angeles, Calif.
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M. C. H. Little, mining engineer, is leaving Canada, to become an officer of the English tunneling engineering force in France.
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E. Gybbon Spilsbury, consulting mining and metallurgical engineer, New York, has returned from a professional trip to Cuba.
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C. F. Sturtevant, Salt Lake City, Utah, has left for Jerome, Ariz., where he will take charge of the Jerome-Pacific mines.
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James MacNaughton, general manager of the Calumet & Hecla Co., Houghton, Mich., has recently made Boston, Mass., his headquarters.
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C. Chynoweth, mining engineer, New York, and secretary of the Wolverine & Arizona Co., Bisbee, Ariz., has been inspecting the company’s property.
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Newton W. Emmens, mining engineer, Vancouver, B. C., is in the Coeur d’Alene district, Idaho, in the interest of the Kulsa smelter, British Columbia.
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C. L. Parsons, U. S. Bureau of Mines, is returning to this country from Europe, where he has been studying methods of manufacturing nitrogen.
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Frank M. Leland, consulting engineer for the Empire Copper Co., Mackay, Idaho, has resigned, and F. L. Vahrenkamp has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
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Henry F. Collins has been made consulting engineer of the Huelva Copper & Sulphur Mines, Ltd., Cueva de la Mora, Valdelamusa, Spain. He was formerly general manager of the company.
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H. J. Wallace, field engineer for the Anaconda Copper Co., at Great Falls, Mont., has been made superintendent of construction, which position was made vacant by the recent resignation of F. J. Brule.
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H. M. Wolflin has been designated by the U. S. Bureau of Mines, to succeed Edwin Higgins, in charge of the California co-operative work of the Bureau, and the Industrial Accident Commission. Mr. Wolflin had charge of this work from January, 1914, to January, 1916, during which time he made a preliminary survey of mine-safety conditions in the state, and assisted in drafting the mine safety rules.

When Mr. Higgins’ resignation as chief mine inspector became effective, Mr. Wolflin made a request of the Bureau of Mines that he again be assigned to take charge of the work. The Industrial Accident Commission has appointed Mr. Wolflin chief mine inspector.
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A. D. Cox has resigned as superintendent of the Union Hill mine, Grass Valley, Calif., to enter the employ of G. S. Johnson & Co. The vacancy will be filled by E. MacBoyle, formerly general manager of the company operating the mine.
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C. F. Van Barneveld, formerly at the head of the Mines Department at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, has accepted a position as supervising engineer and metallurgist, for the U. S. Bureau of Mines, at Tuscon, Ariz.
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OBITUARY.

Joseph Carson, superintendent of the Gold Hunter Mining & Milling Co., Mullan, Idaho, died at that place, on Dec. 10.
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Jesse W. Davis, a pioneer prospector of the southwest, passed away in Silver City, N. M. on Dec. 6, from pneumonia. In the early prospecting days, he was closely associated with James S. Douglas, in the country around Prescott, Ariz.
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Oscar C. Steele, at one time operator of the Burning Moscow, Andes, West Con., Virginia, and other mines on the Comstock, passed away on Dec. 10, at Virginia City, Nev. He was born in Ohio in 1838, and migrated to this country in 1859, and later became interested in various mining enterprises of this district.
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SCHOOLS AND SOCLETIES.

American Institute of Mining Engineers—The Utah section of. the Institute held a postponed meeting at the Hotel Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, on Dec. 16. Officers were elected, after which an interesting paper was read by J. M. Callow, ‘Notes on Flotation in 1916,” and a second by Erwin Wilke, “Manufacture and Use of Sulphuric Acid.”
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American Institute of Mining Engineers- The Chicago section met on Dec. 22, at the Chicago Engineers’ Club.

After dinner, Alonzo G. Kinyon of the Powdered Coal Engineering & Equipment Co. read a paper on “Burning Powdered Coal” in which the application of this class of fuel in the reverberatories at Anaconda was discussed.

H. B. Pulsifer, Armour Institute, addressed the meeting on the “Metallurgical Plants About Chicago: The Greatest Metallurgical Center on Earth.”
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University of Utah—For miners and prospectors, a course of 4 weeks in length, beginning Jan. 8, will be given. It will comprise 36 lectures, and 20 laboratory periods.

Prof. F. J. Pack and Prof. Schneider will have charge of the geology and mineralogy; Prof. Lewis of mining and milling, and Prof. Bradford of metallurgy. A nominal registry fee of $1 only is required. In addition, Prof. Bradford will conduct a course in industrial science. Lectures will be given on the mining, milling and smelting methods in general, as practiced around Utah, and neighboring states.
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University of Illinois—The senior mining engineering students, under the direction of Professors H. H. Stock and F. A. Holbrook, have completed their annual inspection trip. This year the trip included an inspection of the State Mine Rescue Station at Springfield, Ill., the lead smelter at Collinsville, Ill., and the Laclede byproduct coking plant at St. Louis, Mo.

From here the party established headquarters in Flat River, Mo., and spent several days visiting the lead mines and mills in the district. A side trip was made to the old Mine La Matte, which is being rejuvenated by modern methods. Afterwards several of the large coal mines in southern Illinois were inspected.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: M&E WORLD 12 30 1916 MEN YOU SHOULD KNOW Reply with quote

MINING AND ENGINEERING WORLD DECEMBER 30 1916

PERSONAL

A. G. Hall of Valdez, Alaska, is in Spokane, Wash.
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W. H. W. Hamilton, mining engineer, has returned to locate permanently in Baker, Ore.
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A. D. Westby, superintendent of the Relief Mining Co., Erie, B. C., is in Wallace, Idaho.
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Charles McKinnis, mining operator of Wallace, Idaho, has been inspecting properties in Arizona.
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W. S. Black is now superintendent of the Ajax mine, Cripple Creek, Col., for the Carolina Mining Co.
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Capt. Wm. Bath is in charge of the new Spies iron mine, owned by the Cleveland Cliffs Co., at Iron River, Mich.
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James M. Hyde, mining engineer, formerly of Silverton, CoL., has moved his headquarters to Palo Alto, Calif.
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Louis D. Huntoon, consulting mining engineer, New York, is visiting the Black Range district, New Mexico.
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Horace V. Winchell, Minneapolis, Minn., recently made an examination of the Big Jim property, at Oatman, AZ.
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Fred H. Vahrenkamp, general manager of the Empire Basin Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, is in San Francisco, Calif.
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B. N. Sharp, mining engineer, Spokane, Wash., is in Troy, Mont., inspecting the Snowstorm, and other properties.
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Chas. F. Steinbach of the engineering force of the Nevada Copper Co., Ruth, Nevada, has been at Houghton, Mich.
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George M. Douglas of the Greene Cananea Copper Co., and nephew of Dr. James Douglas, has recently been in Globe, Ariz.
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J. B. Tyrrell, mining engineer, Toronto, Ont., is inspecting the Paradise mine, near Invermere, B. C., in the East Kootenay district.
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Frederick Burbidge, general manager of the Federal Mining & Smelting Co., Wallace Idaho, has left for New York, and will return about Jan. 1.
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J. Gordon Harvey, consulting mining engineer for the American Smelting & Refining Co., New York, has been in Las Vegas, Nev., inspecting the Groom mine

[Billy Rehab notes: actually the mine is in Lincoln County, a hundred miles or so north of Las Vegas. More infamously, it is situated within, and just on the north flank of the land allotted to Area 51. Discovered and exploited in the 1850’s, it is the first commercial lead, silver, and zinc mine worked in the original state of Nevada, whose southern boundary terminated even with the southern Lincoln County NV line.

The Groom mine was owned by the Sheehan family of Las Vegas, up until recently. It was a going, paying mine for generations. In the late 1960’s, a new concentrator was added, and things were going along okay until some USAF fighter pilots mixed up and took the camp as an impromptu target, and shot it up with 20mm rounds. The USAF never paid the Sheehans for damages, and with no ability to pay the creditors for the damaged machinery, nor get funding to install a new concentrator, the mining stopped altogether.

Here was an old town, where at one time 30 families lived and worked. Houses, a store, rec rooms and a pool, mechanical facilities and garages, including period cars inside, and all sorts of really preserved gadgets; now all shot to hell, bullet holes in the thousands perforating everything.

The USAF has a notorious reputation for flying low, at supersonic speeds, breaking windows by the hundreds all over Lincoln County communities. Sometimes it is low enough that a guy could possibly determine the actual socket size for the lug nuts on the spare tire. I have been in parts of Nevada where the plane, at mach2, is not even 100 feet overhead. Then there’s Top Gun at Fallon, where the navy drops bombs at targets, only to have them skip along for miles and stop at some ranchers barn. More than one rancher or miner, driving along at night, has hit some errant deviant bomb, and met their Maker.

The area of Nevada now known as Clark County, began in 1909, having incorporated portions of Paiute County, Utah, and Mojave County, Arizona into the present day boundaries. Paiute County was actually established by Mormon colonists (called, or sent) by Brigham Young to establish farms along the Muddy and Virgin Rivers, as well as missions to convert the Indians, including those at Las Vegas Springs.

The infamous William A Clark (Anaconda Mining, Butte, MT) started a movement to enlarge Nevada, by obliterating Paiute County, controlled by the Mormons, and confiscating a portion of Mohave County, AZ, to form the upcoming Clark County, NV. The principal reason being that he was building his railroad from LA to Salt Lake and beyond, as well as another one from Las Vegas to Tonopah, in order to make money from mines and mills looking to ship their ore or production. Not exactly in a upstanding way.

Figuring he could build his business by serving mines of Eldorado Canyon, Searchlight, Crescent, Quo Vadis, Goodsprings, Spring Mountains, and mining areas NW of Las Vegas, Clark started honing his strong arm tactics that would later become his signature action in anything he controlled or owned. When things in Clark County, NV didn’t go as planned, he skipped town and made his way to Montana to plunder, pollute, and manipulate the masses; whether working stiffs, independent mine owners, politicians, unions.

Besides missions, a contingent of Mormons also prospected and exploited mineral wealth in the form of lead, zinc, and silver in the area west of Las Vegas. One of the men, from Potosi, Wisconsin, experienced with lead ore there, led up the group to exploit the namesake (Potosi Mine, SW of Las Vegas). However, the huge problem was the zinc content in the local lead ore, that messed up the smelting process, or the silver in the ore that made the lead too hard.

Not quite defeated, those men prospected other areas in the Spring Mountain Range, and located several other lead, zinc, silver, copper, gold mines; none of which had lead without the pesky zinc compounds that messed up the lead smelting process.

Later on, after these pioneers returned to Utah or settled elsewhere, platinum metal in an ore vein was discovered for the first time in the geological history of the world, not far from the Potosi Mine. Up until that point, platinum metals were only mined as placer. ]
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C. W. Newton, general manager of the Consolidated interstate-Callahan Mining Co., Wallace, Idaho, has left for a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., Duluth, Minn., and New York.
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H. A. Keller, consulting mining and metallurgical engineer, New York, has opened temporary offices in San Ignacio, Cuba, where he is engaged in professional work at present.
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Roy R. Horner, mining engineer, has been selected by theU. S. Bureau of Mines for investigation of metal mining methods. For the present, he will be located in Salt Lake City.
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A. L. Tuttle, for some time general manager of the Jimulco Mining Co., San Antonio, Texas, has recently accepted the position of general manager, of the Tennessee Copper Co., Copperhill, Tenn.
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Charles B. Croner, mining engineer, Pasadena, Cal., is supervising developments and ore shipments on the Bunker Hill mine, Inyo County, California, which was recently bonded to Los Angeles people.
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Frederick Hellman, formerly general manager of the Chuquicainata mines of the Chile Exploration Co., Chuquicamata, Chile, has been made chief consulting engineer for the Guggenheim interests, New York.
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A. H. Collbran has resigned the active general management of the operations of the Seoul Mining Co., Chosen, Korea, to give more attention to his private undertakings. He will, however, remain with the company as a director.
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OBITUARY.

Maurice Dundon recently passed away at Appleton, Wis. The deceased was a pioneer of the Upper peninsula of Michigan. He was a blast furnace expert, and operated the first furnace erected in the Upper peninsula, which was located at Deer Lake, near Ishpeming. Later he was in charge of the furnace at Greenwood, Mich.
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Patrick Mullins, for many years prominent in Butte business and political circles, but of late years, heavily interested in the business affairs of North Yakima, Wash., died there Dec. 19, at the age of 60 years. When 22 years of age, he was superintendent of the Hecla mine, in the Coeur d’ Alenes. He was twice a member of the Montana legislature, and was mayor of Butte, for one term.
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Capt. Wm. Skewes died from pneumonia on Dec. 19. He was head mining captain of the La Salle Co., one of the subsidiaries of the Calumet & Hecla Co. He was born in Cornwall, and came to the Copper Country, when a young man; he was regarded as an expert shaft sinker, and had been employed in that line of work for many companies, but had been at the La Salle for about 10 years.
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Thos. H. James, mining inspector, was accidentally killed the 19th, at the Red Jacket shaft of the Calumet & Hecla Co., while in the performance of his duties. Capt. James was born in Cornwall 47 years ago, and had been in the Copper Country 29 years; he had been employed for the most of that period by the Calumet & Hecla Co. As an Inspector he was unusually successful, and had just been elected for the fifth term. He had formerly been a lay preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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SCHOOLS AND SOCIETIES.

American Association of Engineers—The annual convention of the society will be held in the La Salle Hotel, Chicago, Feb. 8, 9 and 10. Work of a promotional nature will constitute the greater part of the program. The extension of the student membership of the society is becoming more and more obvious, as shown by the movement at several state universities.
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Northwest Mining Association—The 1917 Northwest Mining Convention will be held in Spokane, Feb. 19 to 25. This is the most important mining event in the Northwest and is attended by mining men from the northwestern states, British Columbia and Alaska.

Exhibits of ores, minerals, machinery, devices and supplies are made, and there are 4 days of sessions devoted to the mining industry. The engineering societies hold technical programs, there are stereo-opticon lectures, for evenings, and the entertainment of visitors by a special committee.
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