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Kerr-Addison Gold Mines, Ontario,
News Profile of R.J. Beggs

This news clipping is hand-dated 'Jan 29', but with no year, but it has to be 1958 or later. The newspaper is also not identified; Doug Beggs thinks it may be from the Globe and Mail, but he's not sure.

Kerr-Addison Gold Mines, Ontario : undated news clipping of R.J. Beggs

Managing Canada's Mines

Kerr-Addison Gold Mines

(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.

Can you provide details or corrections?

Thanks to for this news clipping.

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