Arthur Taggart, Columbia and Yale Universities

By |  May 9, 2013

Two of Arthur Taggart’s works, the “Handbook of Ore Dressing” and “Handbook of Mineral Dressing” are essential text for nearly every aspect of aggregates processing, as nearly every piece of equipment involved in processing is based on his research. Taggart gained mining experience as a machine operator, mill sampler and surveyor early in his career. But the classroom is where Taggart shined most, teaching at Yale University’s Sheffield Science School for most of the 1910s as an instructor and assistant professor of mining. His career shifted in 1919 to Columbia University, where he became an ore-dressing professor.

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