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Charles Robertson Sewell

Charles Robertson Sewell, American geologist, exploration company executive, investor. Achievements include discovery/co-discovery of numerous metallic and non-metallic ore deposits in Mexico, Central American, Nigeria, Greece, Tajikistan, others; extensive work on gold/silver systems in western United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Kazakhstan. National Science Foundation grantee, 1962-1964.

Background

  • Sewell, Charles Robertson was born on February 7, 1927 in Malvern, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles Louis and Elizabeth (Robertson) Sewell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1950. Master of Arts, University Texas, Austin, 1955. Postgraduate, University Texas, 1961—1964.

    Career

    • Well logging engineer Baroid, Houston, 1950. Assistant metallurgist Magcobar, Malvern, Arkansas, 1951. Geologist Socony-Mobil Petroleum Company, Roswell, New Mexico, 1955.

      Senior geologist Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas, 1956-1961. Special instructor University Texas, Austin, 1962-1965. Private practice, 1962-1965.

      District geologist, manager Callahan Mining Corporation, Tucson, 1965-1968. Owner, consultant geologist Sewell Mineral Exploration, Worldwide, since 1968. Extensive work Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics-Commonwealth of Independent States, since 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Registered geologist, Arizona. Achievements include discovery/co-discovery of numerous metallic and non-metallic ore deposits in Mexico, Central American, Nigeria, Greece, Tajikistan, others. Extensive work on gold/silver systems in western United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Kazakhstan.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Elder Presbyterian Church, Tucson, since 1973. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, 51-53. Member of American Institute of Mining, American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Society Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Mining Foundation Southwest (board governors 1982-1986, since 1990, president 1984, Hall Fame committee since 1998), Arizona Geological Society, Masons, Legion of Honor.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Helen Wilson, December 26, 1953 (deceased July 1985). Children: Michael Stuart, Charles Wilson, Marion Elizabeth. Married Louise T. Worthington, November 29, 1985.

      1 child, Ginger B.
    • father: Charles Louis Sewell
    • mother: Elizabeth (Robertson) Sewell
    • spouses: Margaret Helen Wilson
    • Louise T. Worthington
    • children: Michael Stuart Sewell
    • Charles Wilson Sewell
    • Marion Elizabeth Sewell
    • Ginger B. Sewell
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    Born February 7, 1927
    Nationality
    • 1950
      University Arkansas
    • 1955
      University Texas
    • 1950
      Well logging engineer, Baroid
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1951
      assistant metallurgist Magcobar
      Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1955
      geologist Socony-Mobil Petroleum Company
      Roswell, New Mexico, United States
    • 1956 - 1961
      senior, geologist Dow Chemical Company
      Freeport, Bahamas
    • 1962 - 1965
      special instructor, University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1962 - 1965
      private practice
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