Charles Will Wright

Obit:Wednesday, September 25, 1968
District of Columbia

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Charles Will Wright, mining engineer who spent six years with the Alaska Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey just after the turn of the century, died at his home in Washington, D.C., on September 25 at the age of 89. In addition to mineral studies, he did survey work in Glacier Bay in 1906 and again in 1931 when he was with the U.S. Bureau of Mines. He was the chief of the mining division of that bureau for some years before becoming its chief foreign mineral specialist. Some of his Alaska studies include "The Porcupine Placer Mining District," "A Reconnaissance of Admiralty Island," and "Copper Deposits on Kasaan Peninsula."   [Jan1969]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Jan 1969

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