Maurice Russell Brown

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Mort Brown
Maurice Russell Brown

November 11, 1912
DiedJune 24, 2008 (aged 95)
EducationUniversity of Toronto (BSc)

Maurice Russell "Mort" Brown (November 11, 1912 – June 24, 2008) was a Canadian mining journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Port Arthur, now Thunder Bay, Ontario, he graduated in 1938 from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in mining engineering.


Brown worked as a mining instructor at the Lakehead Technical Institute from 1947 to 1949. In 1949, he joined the staff of The Northern Miner, Canada's most important mining journal He became editor in 1977 and publisher in 1985, retiring in 1992.[1]

Brown was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 1993.[2]


  1. ^ Abbate, Gay (11 July 2008). "Accidental mining engineer replaced his pickax with a pen". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Maurice Russell Brown". Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Retrieved 21 November 2018.