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Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel
German businessman

Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel

Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel
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Intro German businessman
Was Mineralogist Businessperson
From Germany
Field Business Science
Gender male
Birth 1874, Hettstedt, Germany
Death 8 August 1948, Münsterlingen, Switzerland (aged 74 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel (?-1948), from 1924 to 1933 director of the mining operations at Tsumeb mine, Namibia. He was German until his naturalisation in South West Africa. After his resignation he lived in Switzerland. He visited the Tsumeb mine from December 1938 until March 1939 and from February 1940 until March 1940 as a consultant for the Otavi Mining Company.

The mineral Kegelite, discovered in the Tsumeb mine, was named after him by American volcanologist David Richardson.

Kegel took the first published photograph of the Hoba meteorite.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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