Carlos Ruiz Fuller

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Carlos Ruiz Fuller
Carlos Ruiz Fuller
Born September 23, 1916
Valparaiso, Chile
Died March 28, 1997
Santiago, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Fields Geology
Alma mater University of Chile
Known for

Carlos Enrique Ruiz Fuller (September 23, 1916 – March 28, 1997) was a Chilean geologist and mining engineer noted for his planning and direction of the Institute of Geological Investigations of Chile and his pioneering surveying and mapping of Chile's metal deposits in the 1960s. He was also the head of the geology sector of the Production Development Corporation (CORFO) and undersecretary at the Ministry of Mining of Chile between 1954 and 1957.

The mineral carlosruizite was named after him in 1994.[1]


  1. ^ "Carlosruizite". Mindat. 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2012.