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King, Haddon Forrester (1905 - 1990)

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Geologist and Business executive
Born: 4 February 1905  British Guiana.  Died: 11 March 1990  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Haddon Forrester King was responsible for the development of the Hammersley Range iron ore body and was a leading figure in the Conzinc Rio Tinto Australia Ltd mining company. Earlier he was Chief Geologist for the Zinc Corporation Ltd, Broken Hill 1946-52. He developed a number of novel theories on the formation and evolution of ore-bodies.

Career Highlights
Born British Guiana, 4 February 1905. Died Brisbane, 11 March 1990. Surveyor's licence, British Guiana 1929; degree in mining engineering, University of Toronto 1933. Geological Survey of British Guiana 1926; Geologist, Western Mining Corporation Ltd, Kalgoorlie 1934-42; army service Australia and overseas 1942-46; Chief Geologist, Zinc Corporation Ltd, Broken Hill 1946-52; Chief Geologist, Consolidated Zinc Pty Ltd 1953-57, Director 1957-62; Director of exploration, Conczinc Rio Tinto of Australia 1962-70. Sometime director, Baas Becking Geobiological Laboratory. Penrose Medal, Society of Economic Geologists 1970; Clarke Medal, Royal Society of New South Wales 1973; Browne Medal, Geological Society of Australia 1984.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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