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George Ernest Collins
(1870 - 1946)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1912, 1913)

 

George Ernest Collins
1870-1946

Twice President 1912, 1913.  Honorary member 1912

  • Mining engineer.  Spent 50 years as a consulting mining engineer

  • Educated Finsbury Institute and other private schools in England.  Served his professional apprenticeship under his father, Joe Henry Collins, a widely known mining engineer in Cornwall, England

  • Supervised mining at the Great Wheel mine of Futune, Cornwall.  An authority on the development of mining properties in the Rocky Mountain region.  Managed various mines in the Central City-Idaho Springs area, the Mary Murphy Gold Mining Company, Romley, and many mining districts in Colorado

  • Consulting engineer and a pioneer in adopting new mining methods.  An authority on the development of mining properties in the Rocky Mountain region

  • Member, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; Mining and Metallurgical Society of America; Colorado Scientific Society; director and former governor of the Colorado branch of the American Mining Congress; member of Institute of Mining and Metallurgy of London; member of the Denver and Professional Club and the Masonic Order; chairman of the committee on professional conduct of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America

  • Author of articles about ore deposits at Rico and Red Mountain, Colorado, at Reynolds Mine, Georgia, and about hydrocarbons and oil shale

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