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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. In the photograph, Herr Oerter is...
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Pieters, Sidney ("Sid")

Pieters, Sidney ("Sid")

Category: Dealers & Collectors
Date of Birth: 1920
Date of Death: 2003
Sid Pieters was a prominent and highly successful Namibian mineral dealer. He was born and raised in South West Africa (later Namibia) and opened his...
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Ratledge, James Philo ("Jim")

Ratledge, James Philo ("Jim")

Category: TCL Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: 1998
An accomplished mineral dressing engineer and metallurgist, James Philo (Jim) Ratledge was born in Canada and, while he obtained early mill experience...
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Reiner, Willie

Reiner, Willie

Category: TCL Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
Senior Chemist of the Tsumeb Corporation Limited, for whom reinerite was named (Geier and Weber, 1958).
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Rogers, Mathew

Rogers, Mathew

Category: Pioneers and Explorers
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
An employee of the South West Africa Company, and the first European to reach the Tsumeb outcrop.   In January 1893, Mathew Rogers,...
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Thometzek, Wilhelm

Thometzek, Wilhelm

Category: OMEG Management and Staff
Date of Birth: ????
Date of Death: ????
Wilhelm Thometzek was the Director (general manager) of the Otavi Minen- und Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (OMEG) between 1912 and 1922.  He was a keen...
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