Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel

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Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel (?-1948), from 1924 to 1933[1] director of the of mining operations at Tsumeb mine, Namibia. He was German until his naturalisation in South-West Africa. After his resignation he lived in Switzerland.[2] He visited the Tsumeb mine from Dec. 1938 until March 1939 and from Feb. 1940 until March 1940 as a consultant for the Otavi Mining Company.[3]

The mineral Kegelite, discovered in the Tsumeb mine, was named after him by American volcanologist David Richardson.[4][5]

Kegel took the first published photograph of the Hoba meteorite.[6]

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  1. ^ German book: Die Geschichte der OTAVI MINEN AG 1900-2000, Eschborn, 2000. p.255
  2. ^ German book: Die Geschichte der OTAVI MINEN AG 1900-2000, Eschborn, 2000. p.133
  3. ^ German book: Die Geschichte der OTAVI MINEN AG 1900-2000, Eschborn, 2000. p.128/134
  4. ^ handbookofmineralogy.org: Kegelite
  5. ^ webmineral.com: Kegelite
  6. ^ The Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogic Society, No. 136. March, 1932. Vol. XXIII, p.4

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