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George C. Hewett
(1853 - 1907)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society



George C. Hewett

President 1903

  • Mining engineer, born Hampshire, England, came to Colorado 1884.  Was consulting engineer for the Colorado Springs Company, Dr. W. A. Bell, the London Mining Company and other large concerns.  Chiefly interested in coal properties in Colorado, Georgia, Alabama, and West Virginina

  • Was trustee of the public library of Colorado Springs

  • Was father of Donnel Foster Hewett, famous mining engineer and geologist of the U. S. Geological Survey

  • In 1882 was manager of the Kanawha River [West Virginia] Coal and Coke Co. Later operated coal mines in Colorado and Wyoming

  • Studied Mining Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Won high honors in mining engineering

  • Author of articles about coal of northwestern Colorado, iron ore in southwestern Utah, the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, and about the age of the Homestake Lode of South Dakota

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