Fred Chester Bond
Fred Chester Bond was an American mining engineer.

Bond Work Index

He developed the 'Bond Work Index' which relates power consumption in crushing and grinding to the feed and product size distribution. He was inducted with its first class into the National Mining Hall of Fame
National Mining Hall of Fame
The National Mining Hall of Fame is a museum located in Leadville, Colorado, USA, dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people that work with natural resources...

 posthumously in 1988, and received a Distinguished Achievement Medal by his alma mater, the Colorado School of Mines, in 1952. He received the 1965 AIME
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers is a professional body for mining and metallurgy, with 90,000 members. It was founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States, being one of the first national engineering societies in the...

Robert H. Richards Award "[f]or major contributions to increased knowledge of crushing and grinding processes and for achievement in industrial application of this knowledge to advancement of the milling industry."

Personal life

Bond and Margaret Jean Lowe were married in Denver, Colorado on August 29, 1925, and remained married until his death in 1977. Margaret Jean died in 1988, also in Tucson. They had two sons, Robert F., born 1926, and Bruce F., born 1933, neither of whom followed in their father's professional footsteps.
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