Biography of Daniel C. Jackling
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DANIEL C. JACKLING
The position occupied in the mining world by Mr. D. C. Jackling is unique, not only for the rather brief period of time in which it has been attained, but because in some respects it stands singularly alone. Most noted mining men of the day owe recognition to their ability in determining the existence and value of ore bodies and their relation to mineralogical and geographical conditions. Mr. Jackling's preeminence is due to his work in making commercially profitable bodies of ore that at large would be deemed almost worthless. In fact his success in this respect has been so stupendous as to make the works directed by him unrivalled in their kind. It may be said that the Utah Copper Company, because of Mr. Jackling metallurgical knowledge, covering the widest and most practical grasp of the subject, was really the pioneer in making commercially profitable the handling of large bodies of copper ore of such low grade as had previously been looked upon as almost waste. From a three hundred ton mill which he erected for experimental purposes, one now handling eight hundred tons is in operation in Bingham Canyon, and another one with a capacity of seven thousand tons daily is running at Garfield, in this county also. When the small quantity of copper in the ore is considered, the vast tonnage of copper produced is little less than marvelous.

Of the Utah Copper Company Mr. Jackling is vice president and general manager, as well as being chairman of its executive committee. He holds a like position with the Rat Consolidated Copper Company. The mines of the Ray Consolidated Company, situated at Kelvin, Arizona, are not unlike, in the ores they carry, those of the Utah Copper Company, being low grade. The difficulty, however, has been the distance from railroad transportation. Having knowledge of Mr. Jackling's work in connection with the ores of the Utah Copper Mines. and recognizing their similarity to those of the Ray Consolidated Mines, the owners of the latter property naturally turned to Mr. Jaekling for his services in its development. That work is now in progress, with the promise of results no less remarkable (not alone in the profits to be made, but in the magnitude of the production) than those of the Utah Copper Company.

Mr. Jackling was born near Appleton City, Missouri. in 1869. He is a son of Daniel Jaekling, a successful merchant, and Lydia Jane Dunn. He was educated in the University of Missouri and the Missouri School. of Mines, and came to Utah from Colorado in January, 1596, shortly after being married. His business activities have brought him into prominence in many directions, but naturally the remarkable success which followed his handling of the Utah Copper Company's properties has won for him a recognition that is equaled by very few men in any line. Besides his connection with the Utah Copper Company and the Ray Consolidated Copper Company, he is a director and heavy stockholder in the United States Sugar & Land Company of Garden City, Kansas, in the Salt Lake Security & Trust Company, in the Utah Fire Clay Company, and in the Garfield Banking Company. He is also a director and member of the executive committee of the Utah Hotel Company, and is vice chairman of the Utah Commission of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.

While in Colorado Mr. Jackhing served two years on the staff of Governor James H. Peabody. In selecting his official family recently, Governor Spry of this State appointed Mr. Jackling general inspector of target practice, with the rank of colonel. He is president of the Alta Club, the oldest and most respected club in this city, a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, a member of the El Paso Club of Colorado Springs, of the Commercial Club of this city, and of the Rocky Mountain Club of New 'York City.

In every respect Mr. Jackling is a liberal, enterprising citizen. Had the last Mining Congress, held in Pittsburg in 1905. given to Utah the headquarters for the Congress, Mr. Jackling was pledged to raise $50,000 toward the construction of the Mining Temple therefor.

Mr. Jaekling is a man of broad views and is mentally equipped far beyond the average. He has a truly remarkable grasp of subjects (not confined to his special line) in their relation to the interests of mankind generally. It is difficult to imagine a vocation in life, or a calling. in which Mr. Jackling, with his intellectual force, would not be eminently successful. In this respect he is distinguished from most notables. who are capable of doing only one thing very well. Upon whatever subject the force of hips mind is turned, a clarity of vision is developed and a direction of energy that assure successful results.

Mr. Jackling is a young man. and may well be recognized and reckoned with as one of the potent forces of our growing Stated, if not of the nation. With Mrs. Jackling he resides in a commodious home at No. 731 East Brigham Street. They have no children.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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