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HOPKINS , EVAN ( [1801]? - 1888 ), geologist ;

b. in Swansea . He spent his youth in the ironworks at Penydarren , Dowlais and Rhymney . In 1833 he went to South America to oversee gold and silver mines ; he returned there later to research in the Andes and Panama ; in 1852 he was in Australia as an advisor to a gold mining company . He was an expert on magnetic ores .


  • T. lorwerth Jones in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 (which includes a list of his papers).


Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 2001