(No. 42 of a Series)
Manager of Canada's largest gold mine is R. J. Beggs.
Born in Port Arthur, Mr. Beggs received his early schooling at Oakville, Ont., before graduating from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. degree in mining engineering.
Mr. Beggs started his mining career at the Sylvanite in 1932 as an underground worker. He then went to International Nickel, where he held various engineering and operating positions at its Creighton, Levack, Stobie, Murray and Garson mines. He joined the Kerr in '46, and has been there ever since, except for a year at Steep Rock Iron Mines. His posts at Kerr include chief mining engineer, general superintendent, assistant manager, becoming manager in 1958.
A real family man (five children) he has a son who will be graduating in mining engineering from the Michigan School of Mines this spring. Hobbies are hunting, fishing, oil painting and woodworking.
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