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Sticht, Robert Carl (1856 - 1922)

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Metallurgist and Mining engineer
Born: 8 October 1856  Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America.  Died: 30 April 1922  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Robert Carl Sticht was general manager of the Queenstown mine of the Mount Lyell Mining & Railway Co. Ltd from 1897-1922. He successfully pioneered pyritic smelting. He was the father of Robert Carl Sticht (Jnr) (1895? - 1958).

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Born 8 October 1856. Died 30 April 1922. Educated Brooklyn Polytechnic (BSc) and Royal School of Mines, Clausthal, Germany (metallurgy 1880). Chief chemist and assistant metallurgist at a Colorado smelting company 1880-95, metallurgist, Queenstown mine, Mount Lyell Mining & Railway Co. Ltd 1895-97, general manager 1897-1922. Achieved the first successful purely pyritic smelting in the world in 1902. Commemorated by the mineral stichtite.
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