Blaylock, Selwyn Gwillym

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Blaylock, Selwyn Gwillym

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Born in 1879 in Paspebiac, Quebec, S. G. Blaylock attended Bishop's College School in Lennoxville and in 1899 graduated with a B.Sc. from McGill University. He went to British Columbia in 1899 and worked as a surveyor for the Canadian Smelting Works in Trail, B.C. Two years later, he became the company’s chief chemist. In 1906 the company became the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada Ltd. From chief chemist and metallurgist, he became general superintendent of the Hall Mines Smelter at Nelson, B.C., then general superintendent of the St. Eugene mines. He recommended purchase of the Sullivan mine at Kimberley, and took responsibility for its development. In 1919, he became general manager of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada , a director in 1922, vice-president in 1927, managing director in 1938 and president in 1939. He died in Trail November 19, 1945 and was buried at Danville, Quebec.


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B.C. Archives, Central Name Authority File.

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

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Created by: Dennis Duffy.
Update with biographical sketch, 2015-08-17 by P. Washington.

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