Thayer Lindsley

Thayer Lindsley, mining engineer, promoter (b at Yokohama, Japan 17 Aug 1882; d at New York C 29 May 1976). Born of American parents in Japan, Lindsley returned to the US at 15, graduated from Harvard in engineering and worked for the New York City subway.

Thayer Lindsley

Thayer Lindsley, mining engineer, promoter (b at Yokohama, Japan 17 Aug 1882; d at New York C 29 May 1976). Born of American parents in Japan, Lindsley returned to the US at 15, graduated from Harvard in engineering and worked for the New York City subway. After serving in WWI, he worked up a mine in Oregon, selling it for $30 000 in 1923. With this stake he set up Ventures Ltd in 1928. Ventures prospected, developed and financed mines, and by the mid-1950s owned mines or shares of mines on every continent except Asia. Lindsley's best-known venture was Falconbridge Nickel Mines near Sudbury, Ont, which he and a partner, Joseph Errington, incorporated in 1928. He and his brother, Halstead, also helped establish Sherritt Gordon mines in 1927.