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Biographical entry Glasson, Kenneth R. (1921 - 1994)

7 October 1921
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
27 November 1994
Geologist and Mining engineer


Kenneth Glasson was lecturer in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney 1956-1967. From the 1970s until his death he worked as a consultant and negotiator for mining companies in Australia and overseas.


Born 7 October 1921. Died 27 November 1994. British Empire Medal 1945. Educated University of Sydney (BSc 1948, MSc 1957). Pupil surveyor, Bathurst 1939-40, war service 1940-45, Geologist, Senior Geologist and Chief Geologist, Captains Flat 1948-52, CSR 1952, Project Geologist, Radium Hill 1952-54, Senior Consulting Geologist, Mining and Prospecting Services 1954-56, Teaching Fellow, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Sydney 1956, Senior Lecturer 1957-69, Union Miniere 1969-75, Aquitaine Australia Minerals 1976-83, consultancy work 1984-94. Instrumental in the formation of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists 1981. Co-founder, Australian Institute of Geoscientists (President 1983-87), President, Edgeworth David Society 1994.

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Conference Papers

  • Glasson, K. R., 'The Contribution of Mining Companies in Relation to Mine Mapping and Geological Surveys', in Edgeworth David Day Symposium: Geological Mapping of Two Southern Continents: the Geological Mapping of Australia - From David to 1:50000; the Geology of Antarctica-Exploration to Exploitation? edited by D. F. Branagan; G. S. Gibbons and K. S. Williams (Sydney: Edgeworth David Society, 1988), pp. 67-79.. Details


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