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Sydney Hobart Ball

Sydney Hobart Ball, American mining engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (director 1924-1927), Geological Society American, Society of Economics Geologists (president 1930), Mining and Metallurgical Society America (vice president 1925-1927; member) C.R.B. Ednl. Fund (director), Psi Upsilon; member Chemical Metallurgical and Mining Company of South Africa. Officer Ordre Royal du Lion (Belgian).

Background

  • Ball, Sydney Hobart was born on December 11, 1877 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Farlin Q. and Elizabeth (Hall) Ball.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1901, Doctor of Philosophy., 1910.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Mary Virginia, Geologist, Missouri Bureau Mines and Geology, 1901-1902. Instructor geology, University of Wisconsin, 1902-1903. Assistant geologist, United States Geological Survey, 1903-1907.

      In charge expedition exploring for minerals in Belgian Congo for Ryan-Guggenheim group, 1907-1909. General practice in Europe, Asia, Africa, American and Greenland since 1909. Consultant mineralogist United States bureau of Mines.

      Mining consultant War Production Board, 1942-1944.

    Works

    • Author: Geology of Miller Company (Missouri Bureau Mines), 1903. Geologic Reconnaissance in Southwestern Nevada and Eastern California, 1907. Geology of Clear Creek Quadrangle (United States Geological Survey), 1906.

      Annual chapter “Gemstones” in Minerals Yearbook. Also pamphlets and technical and geological articles particularly on precious stones.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (director 1924-1927), Geological Society American, Society of Economics Geologists (president 1930), Mining and Metallurgical Society America (vice president 1925-1927. Member) C.R.B. Ednl. Fund (director), Psi Upsilon. Member Chemical Metallurgical and Mining Company of South Africa.

    Officer Ordre Royal du Lion (Belgian). Clubs: Engineers’, Explorers’, (ex-governor), Mining (president 1944-1946).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ainslie, December 8, 1913.
    • father: Farlin Q. Ball
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hall) Ball
    • spouse: Mary Ainslie
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    Born December 11, 1877
    Died April 8, 1949
    (aged 71)
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