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Robert Kendrick: Mine Design, Planning and Supervision from High Mountain to Deep Jungle, 1950s-2000s

Interviewee(s):
Kendrick, Robert
Interviewer(s):
Burnett, Paul
Title:
Robert Kendrick: Mine Design, Planning and Supervision from High Mountain to Deep Jungle, 1950s-2000s
Abstract:
Robert Kendrick was a mine executive whose career spanned five decades and five continents. He holds a degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. He was Chairman of Oro Gold, CEO of Monarch Resources, Ltd. in Venezuela, Senior Vice-President of Operations for AMAX North America, Manager of the Environmental Service Group at AMAX, and mine superintendent at several large mines in Colorado and Arizona. While at Climax Molybdenum, a subsidiary of AMAX, Kendrick helped develop the cavability index, used in mining worldwide. He served in the International Executive Service Corps, co-founded the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and taught at the Colorado School Mines.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Commerce and Industry
Interview date(s):
2019
Project:
Global Mining
Rights:
Robert Kendrick, “Robert Kendrick: Mine Design, Planning, and Supervision from High Mountain to Deep Jungle, 1950s-2000s” conducted by Paul Burnett in 2019, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.