Vivien Lindsey Aspland died in Bude, Cornwall, on 18th August, 1965, at the age of 80.

Mr. Aspland was born in Ceylon, but received his technical training at Camborne School of Mines from 1903 to 1906, when he gained the first-class diploma of the School.

After a short period in Cornwall he was appointed Inspector of Mines, Federated Malay States, serving in a number of areas until 1911.

In the following year he returned to the United Kingdom to undertake metallurgical studies at the Royal School of Mines, where he gained the first-class Associateship in 1914, being also awarded the Bessemer medal in the same year.

During the First World War Mr. Aspland served with distinction with the Royal Engineers; he was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 and the Croix de Guerre avec Palme in the following year.

From 1919 to 1921 he was employed as manager of South Terras mine, Cornwall, but then retired from professional work in mining and thereafter devoted himself to the intensive study, in his own laboratory, of spectrographic analysis in connection with minerals, metals, etc.

Mr. Aspland was elected a Student of the Institution in 1905 and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1911. He was also a Member of the Mineralogical Society.

Vol. 74, Trans IMM 1964-65, p. 951

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