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Richard Pearce
(1837 - 1929)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1884, 1886, 1889)



Richard Pearce

Founding member.  Thrice President 1884, 1886, 1889

  • Mineralogist, metallurgist, mining engineer

  • Truro Mining School in Cornwall; Royal School Mines, London; hon. Ph.D. Columbia Univ., 1890; lecturer chemistry and mineralogy, Royal Inst. Cornwall 1860-65

  • Member, Chemical Society; Fellow, Geological Society, London; Member, Mineralogical Society, London; President, American Institute of Mining Engineers

  • Manager of silver and copper works of Williams, Foster and Company at Swansea, S. Wales.  Developer of smelting process at Boston and Colorado Smelting Co. at Black Hawk, Colorado.  Manager, Argo Smelter near Denver

  • British vice consul at Denver

  • Prolific author of articles about minerals and mineral deposits in Montana, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Mexico

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