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Oppenheimer, Harry (1908- ).

Son of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and successor, upon his father's death in 1957, to the chairmanship of De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., Anglo-American Corporation, Ltd., and a number of other companies in the De Beers group. He has con­tinued this work with notable suc­cess, bringing into the De Beers fam­ily, in partnership with the Govern­ment of Tanzania, the Williamson diamond Mine and initiated the marketing of Russian Diamonds with Soviet authorities outside the Soviet bloc through the Central Selling Or­ganization. Greater stability has also been achieved for the diamond in­dustry in Sierra Leone. See op­penheimer, SIR ERNEST.

Oppenheimer, Sir Phillip (1911- ).

Nephew of the late Sir Ernest Op­penheimer. Managing director of the

Central Selling Organization in Lon­don and director of the Anglo-American Corporation and De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd.

Oppenheimer Student Collection. A

collection of more than 1500 carats of rough gem and industrial dia­monds that was presented to the Gemological Institute of America in

1955 by the diamond Corporation, Ltd., through the good offices of the late Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, Chair­man of the Board of the Corpora­tion, for educational and instruction­al purposes. optical density. See optically dense, re-


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