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 Schneiderhöhn, Hans

Schneiderhöhn, Hans

Category: Academics
Date of Birth: 1887
Date of Death: 1962
Hans Schneiderhöhn was P rofessor of Mineralogy at Freiberg University in Germany;  schneiderhöhnite is named in his honour (Ottemann et al. ,...
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Anton Berger

Anton Berger

Category: Dealers & Collectors
Date of Birth: 1870
Date of Death: 1956
A prominent mineral dealer, who was one of the most important contemporary purveyors of fine minerals in Austria.  He provided exquisite...
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Busz, Karl Heinrich Emil Georg, (1863-1930)

Busz, Karl Heinrich Emil Georg, (1863-1930)

Category: Academics
Date of Birth: 1863
Date of Death: 1930
Emeritus professor of mineralogy and geology at the Westphalian University of Münster, in Germany.  He discovered and described Tsumebite, in...
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Gathmann, Theodor

Gathmann, Theodor

Category: OMEG Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
The first OMEG general manager at Tsumeb, between 1903 and 1908, the period in which commercial mining commenced, and the railway line to the town was...
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Innes, John

Innes, John

Category: TCL Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: 1992
John Innes was born and educated in Australia.  He was a passionate mineral collector from an early age,  and trained (and worked) as a...
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James, Christpher

James, Christpher

Category: OMEG Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
Christopher James was a British mining engineer, who undertook early development work at Tsumeb.  Jamesite is named in his honour (Keller et al....
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Kegel

Kegel

Category: OMEG Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
Kegel was Mine manager for OMEG between der and der.  And here is his spiffy lamp; See, spiffy, huh?
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Maucher, Wilhelm

Maucher, Wilhelm

Category: Dealers & Collectors
Date of Birth: 1879
Date of Death: 1930
Wilhelm Maucher was born at Winterstettenstadt in Württemberg, Germany, on June 15, 1879. At the age of 20 he enrolled as a student at the Freiberg...
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Oerter, Wilhelm

Oerter, Wilhelm

Category: OMEG Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
Mine captain at Tsumeb from 1909, who assembled a collection of minerals from the first oxidation zone. 
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Ratledge, James Philo ("Jim")

Ratledge, James Philo ("Jim")

Category: TCL Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: 1998
James Philo Ratledge was born in Canada.  A metallurgist by training, he was a senior manager in the Tsumeb Corporation from 1948, and General...
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