MINING EXPLORATION: The Life and times of Duncan R. Derry (2013)


Author: Douglas L. Derry

Book details:

  • ISBN 978-0-9738335-9-1
  • Format Hardcover, 6″ x 9″.
  • 288 pages, including 70 colour images
  • pub. date December, 2013

Publisher: Poplar Lane Press


The search for minerals was the driving focus behind Duncan Derry’s chosen career. Working with some of the most successful mining men and international companies  of the 20th century, he enjoyed a fascinating life. Few geologists travelled the world as extensively for over half a century as did he. No others recorded their travels through wide-ranging diaries supplemented by sketches. MINING EXPLORATION: The Life and Times of Duncan R. Derry describes this life and provides extracts of his diaries and many of the related sketches.

“Duncan Derry was a respected gentleman, an accomplished economic geologist and a dignified and effective ambassador for Canadian geology around the world. His influence on the profession of geology and mineral exploration in Canada over a 60-year period will be felt beyond our generation.”

-Geological Association of Canada, 1987.