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Joseph Henry Collins



Joseph Henry Collins
BornMarch 16 1841(1841-03-16)
London
DiedApril 12 1916 (aged 75)
Crinnis, Cornwall
ResidenceCornwall
CitizenshipBritish
FieldGeology, Mining engineering, Mineralogy
InstitutionsRGSC, RCPS, RIC, The Miners Association, IMM, Geological Society
Notable prizesBolitho Medal of the RGSC, 1898

Joseph Henry Collins FGS, (1841 - 1916), mining engineer, mineralogist and geologist.

Additional recommended knowledge

He was at various times the secretary or president of the three learned societies of Cornwall - Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (President from 1903-1904, and 1911-1912) [1], the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the Royal Institution of Cornwall. He also lectured for, and was secretary of, The Miners Association.

Pioneered systematic exploration for china clay in the St Austell area, and had a long association with the area.

Contributed significantly to the Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and was awarded the Bolitho Medal by the RGSC in 1898. [2]

Founding Secretary of the Mineralogical Society in 1876.

Chief chemist and metallurgist Rio Tinto mines in Spain.

Involved in founding the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, and was its Vice-President in 1892.

His sons included Arthur L. Collins, a mine manager murdered in America, and William Edward Collins, Bishop of Gibraltar.

He died at his home in Crinnis, near St Austell, on 12th April 1916.[3]

There is a memorial to him in Charlestown church, erected by the Mineralogical Society.

Publications

  • A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 1871
  • Principals of Metal Mining, 1874
  • Mineralogy, 1877
  • The Hensbarrow Granite District, 1878, republished 1992, ISBN 0951941917

References

  1. ^ [1964] "Patrons and Presidents", in K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton: Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, p.iii. 
  2. ^ [1964] "The William Bolitho Gold Medal", in K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton: Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, p.iv. 
  3. ^ Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1916, p393

Biography from the Mineralogical Society


 
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