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The Prospectors' Pick: The People of the Yellowknife Gold Boom 1936-1951 Paperback – October 24, 2007
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Geddes Webster was born in Yarmouth, N.S. on April 30, 1918. He graduated from Dalhousie in 1939 (geology), and McGill in 1941 (mining and metallurgy). Upon graduation he was assigned to Defense Industries in the manufacture of small arms munitions and then to Canadian Industries as plant supervisor manufacturing nylon for parachutes. After the war he worked for several Yellowknife prospecting companies, and soon became the Mining Recorder and the Assistant Mines Inspector for the NWT and the Yukon. Soon after that he was appointed the Acting Administrator for the NWT. As the boom declined he joined Transcontinental Resources as a senior field Engineer and was then assigned to Calgary as Manager of Bralsaman Petroleums, a junior oil and gas exploration Company. In 1946 he joined Investors Diversified Services in Minneapolis as their senior resources analyst, and in 1951 he came back to Canada where he was the research partner for the brokerage firm Wisener and Partners. He was also a Member of the Ontario Securities Commission for four years. After a brief illness he became an independent consultant and has served on several boards of junior mining companies. He was instrumental in developing the great Windy Craggy copper-cobalt deposit in Northwestern British Columbia. That property, which was confiscated by the B.C. Government and the area turned into a World Heritage Park, now lies dormant. Since then he has been an independent consultant and entrepreneur.
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