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Hancock, Henry Richard (1836 - 1919)

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Born: 1 April 1836  Horrabridge, Devon, England.  Died: 14 January 1919  Burnside, South Australia, Australia.
Henry Richard Hancock was superintendent of the Moonta Mining Co. 1864-89 and general manager of the amalgamated Wallaroo and Moonta Mining and Smelting Co. 1889-98. He designed and patented a percussion drill driven by compressed air and capable of boring forty feet of shot-holes in an eight-hour shift. For separating sulphides from the ores he made and patented a jigger which was also used later at Broken Hill.
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