Joseph Henry Collins
|Joseph Henry Collins|
16 March 1841|
|Died||12 April 1916
|Fields||Geology, Mining engineering, Mineralogy|
|Institutions||RGSC, RCPS, RIC, The Miners Association, IMM, Geological Society|
|Notable awards||Bolitho Medal of the RGSC, 1898|
He was at various times the secretary or president of the three learned societies of Cornwall - Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (President from 1903–1904, and 1911–1912), the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the Royal Institution of Cornwall. He also lectured for, and was secretary of, The Miners Association.
Collins pioneered systematic exploration for china clay in the St Austell area, and had a long association with the area, as well as introducing both the filter press and the monitor to the china clay industry.
Contributed significantly to the Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and was awarded the Bolitho Medal by the RGSC in 1898.
Chief chemist and metallurgist Rio Tinto mines in Spain.
In 2008, the Mineralogical Society established a new annual award, The Collins Medal, to recognise the lifetime contributions of scientists to pure or applied aspects of Mineral Sciences and associated studies. The Collins medal was first awarded in 2010, to Dr Henry Emeleus.
- A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Cornwall and Devon, 1871
- Principals of Metal Mining, 1874
- Mineralogy, 1877
- The Hensbarrow Granite District, 1878, republished 1992, ISBN 0-9519419-1-7
- Bristow, Colin M. "Joseph Henry Collins 1841-1916". Mineralogical Society. Retrieved 2008-12-14.
- K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton, ed. (1964). "Patrons and Presidents". Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. pp. iii.
- K. F. G. Hosking & G. J. Shrimpton, ed. (1964). "The William Bolitho Gold Medal". Present Views of Some Aspects of the Geology of Cornwall and Devon. Penzance: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. pp. iv.
- Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1916, p393
- Collins medal, Mineralogical Society