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Charles F. Fogarty

(1921-1981)


1983 Charter Member, Mining's Past


 Dr. Fogarty, an orphan at age 9, received a degree in Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in 1942. In 1952, he completed his Doctor of Science Degree in Geology from the same institution. He began his career in Columbia, South America in 1946.  He joined Texasgulf, Inc. in 1952 as a geologist. He held a variety of managerial and executive positions at Texasgulf until 1973, when he became Chairman of the Board. For a number of years, he was on the Boards of Trustees of the College of Santa Fe and the Colorado School of Mines and was a director of numerous mineral resource companies. 

Texasgulf greatly expanded its operations under Fogarty's guidance, becoming a major producer of chemical and fertilizer raw materials, oil and natural gas, ferrous and nonferrous metals, and coal. Two of his last major projects were the Kidd Creek nine at Timmins, Ontario, and the Aurora phosphate mine in North Carolina. The Kidd Creek mine, mill, and smelter complex is a major producer of zinc, copper, silver, and lead.


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