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John Albert Burgess

mining engineer

John Albert Burgess, Canadian mining engineer. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

Background

Burgess, John Albert was born on May 30, 1876 in St. John, N.B., Canada. Son of Review Joshua Chase and Mary Helen (Noble) Burgess.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1883. Bachelor of Science, University of California College of Mining, 1906.

Career

Chief engineer and geologist, Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada, 1906-1911. Superintendent Nevada Wonder Mining Company, Wonder, Nevada, 1911-1916. General manager United Eastern Mining Company, Oatman, Arizona, 1916-1920.

Construction engineering and geologist San Francisco, 1920-1933. General manager Carson Hill Gold Mining Corporation, 1933-1943. Agent Metals Reserve Company, Yosemite Tungsten Project, 1943.

General superintendent United States Smelting Exploration, S.A., a subsidiary company of the United States Smelting & Refining Company and consultant geologist Cia de Real del Monte y Pachuca, 1926-1927. Construction engineering Mayflower Associates, New York, 1929. President Mother Lode Mining Association 1940-1941.

Brought into successful operation Nevada Wonder Mine (silver), United Eastern Mine (gold) and Carson Hill Mine (gold).

Works

  • Contributor to Economic Geology, Mining Sonora California‡.

Membership

Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

Connections

Married Florence Helen DuBois, September 25, 1907. Children: Eleanor, John DuBois, Peter DuBois.

father:
Review Joshua Chase Burgess

mother:
Mary Helen (Noble) Burgess

spouse:
Florence Helen DuBois

children:
Eleanor Burgess

John DuBois Burgess

Peter DuBois Burgess