Noah Anthony Timmins (March 31, 1867 – January 22, 1936) was a Canadian mining developer and executive who is considered a founding father of Canada's mining industry.
Background and mining achievements
Timmins was born in Mattawa, Ontario.
Noah and his nephew Alphonse, a mining engineer who had studied at the Royal Military College of Canada negotiated with Alex Gillies and Benny Hollinger, who had uncovered the Hollinger gold mine. Alphonse described it: “It was as if a giant cauldron had splattered the gold nuggets over a bed of pure blue quartz crystals as a setting for some magnificent crown jewels of inestimable value.” On the strength of his nephew’s information, Noah committed himself to paying $530,000.
Noah Timmins died in 1936 while vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida.
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