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John Wellington Finch
(1873 - 1951)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society


John Wellington Finch

President 1929.  Honorary member 1949

  • Geologist, engineer

  • Education at Colgate, D.Sc. Univeristy of Chicago; L.L.D. University of Alabama; Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

  • State Geologist of Colorado 1901-02; consulting engineer for Guggenheim Exploration Co., Venture Corp., London, England, Amalgamated and Anaconda Coppers Companies, Hayden, Stone & Co., J. P. Morgan & Co., William Boyce Thompson, Newmont Corp., etc.; vice president and general manager N.Y. Orient Mines Co., director Anglo-Amer. Corp. of S. Africa, Exploration in China, Siam, and India, Africa, Turkey and Near East, Yunnan Ming Hsing Mining Co., Ltd.

  • Professor economic geology, Colorado School of Mines, Dean of School of Mines, University of Idaho, Director Idaho State Bureau of Mines and Geology, Director U.S. Anaconda Copper Mining Co.,U.S. Bureau of Mines

  • Member, Association of State Geologists; fellow, Geological Society of America; Member, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers; Society of Economic Geologists; American Association of Petroleum Geologists

  • Articles on ore deposition, on platinum, copper, and gold ores, and on ore deposits of the Western States

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