Thomas Ralph Archbold died in the Noumea Hospital, New Caledonia, on May 22nd, 1922, aged 54 years.

He graduated from the Camborne School of Mines, and his first engagement was as assistant mining engineer with the Copiapó Mining Co., Ltd., in Chile, a position which he occupied for 5½ years.

In 1898 he entered into partnership with Mr. S.G. Pearson as consulting mining engineers and assayers at Nelson, B.C., afterwards being appointed examining engineer for the Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Co., Ltd., in Spain. He subsequently entered into partnership with Dr. T.R. Marshall in London, and in his capacity as consulting engineer examined properties in most countries of the world.

In 1910 he was appointed general manager of the Chrome Company, Ltd., at Tiebaghi, New Caledonia, and of the other mines acquired by the company, and he occupied that position until his death.

He contributed two papers to the Transactions of the Institution on ‘Colouring Photographs for Technical Purposes’ (vol. xiii), and a ‘Device for filling Ore Sacks’ (vol. xxiii).

Mr. Archbold was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1897, and was transferred to Membership in 1898.

Vol. 33, Trans IMM 1923-24, p. 529

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