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Biographical entry Evans, Henry James (1912 - 1990)

7 November 1912
Greymouth, New Zealand
9 November 1990
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Henry James Evans, a geologist with Frome Broken Hill Pty Ltd, discovered the Weipa bauxite deposit in 1955 and was responsible for it being delineated and developed.


Born Greymouth, New Zealand, 7 November 1912. OBE. Educated Reefton School of Mines. Senior Geologist, New Zealand Petroleum Company 1938-44; Chief Geologist, Zinc Corporation (Natural Gas & Oil Exploration) 1946; Geologist Frome Broken Hill Pty Ltd 1947-48; Superintendent, Associated Australian Oil Company (Oil Exploration Roma, Queensland) 1952; Manager, Enterprise Exploration Pty Ltd Rum Jungle, Northern Territory 1953; Chief Geologist, Frome Broken Hill Pty Ltd 1954-55; Field Superintendent, Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Exploration & Development Weipa Bauxite 1955-58; Chief Geologist, Comalco Industries Pty Ltd 1958-67; Chief Research Geologist, CRA Exploration Pty Ltd 1968-72, Consulting Geologist 1972-74.

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Rosanne Walker