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LOUIS D. RICKETTS

LOUIS D. RICKETS: LEACHING EXPERT IN BISBEE, ARIZONA

LOUIS D. RICKETTS

#LouisDavidsonRicketts: Notable American economic geologist, metallurgist, mining engineer, and banker 💼⚒️🌎


- Louis Ricketts began his mining career in Leadville, Colorado and joined Phelps Dodge in 1890, facing initial failures but later finding success 💪💰

- He transformed the small Pilares mine in Sonora into a profitable copper producer, constructing modern facilities and connecting them by railroad 🏭🚂


After leaving Phelps Dodge, Ricketts continued to make significant contributions to the copper industry:


- Designed major metallurgical works for various companies, including Old Dominion, Copper Queen, and Anaconda interests 📐🏭🔧

- Introduced the first froth flotation plant at the Inspiration mine, revolutionizing copper processing methods 🌪️🧪

- Developed innovative copper-leaching technology with electrolytic refining at the New Cornelia mine, shaping modern leaching processes worldwide ⚡🌍


#CopperMining #Metallurgy #Innovator

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