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Charles A. Mitke

mining engineer

Charles A. Mitke, American mining engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, New York Mining and Metallurgical (London), Kappa Epsilon.; Club: Bankers (New York.


Mitke, Charles A. was born on August 14, 1881 in Dorrance, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Theodore and Amelia (Zoepke) Mitke.


Educated Stroudsburg State Normal School, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1908, Bachelor of Philosophy, 1910.


Mining engineer Phelps Doge Corporation, 1910-1916, construction engineering 1917-1970. Vice president Manila Mining Corporation. President Cebu Mining Corporation.

Construction engineering Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company, Calumet & Arizona Copper Company, United Verde Extension Mining Company, Cia de Station Gertrudis. Pachuca, Mexico; Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation, Peru. Roan Antelope Copper Mines, Ltd., Northern Rhodesia, S.A.

Mount Isa Mines Ltd., Northwestern Queensland, Australia. Broken Hill Mines, South Australia. New Guinea Goldfields.

Cyprus Mines Ltd.; Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company, Bethlehem Steel Company, Cornwall, Pennsylvania. Director construction engineering Masbate Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Philippines, 1938. Adviser to Metals Reserve Corporation, Washington (in Philippine Islands) for strategic materials, 1941.

Prisoner in Japanese internment camp, Santo Tomas, 1944-1945. Representative of the United States High Commissioner to Philippines, in Japan, on reparations, January-July 1946. Developing mines in Philippines, 1946-1958.

Examining manganese mines in India, chrome mines in Turkey, 1950. Investigated copper range mine, Northern Michigan, for Defense Minerals Administration, Washington, 1951. Developing tin mines in Southwest Africa for Ventures Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1952-1954.


  • Author: Standardization in Mining Methods, 1919, Mining Methods, 1930.


Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, New York Mining and Metallurgical (London), Kappa Epsilon. Club: Bankers (New York.


Married Jessy Grant, June 11, 1917.

Theodore Mitke

Amelia (Zoepke) Mitke

Jessy Grant