Arthur John Rogers Fox died on January 18th, 1944, in Nigeria, at the age of 55.

He was educated at Bedford Grammar School, and in 1904 entered the Penzance School of Mines. He began his career, in July, 1907, as assistant surveyor and assayer to the Botallack Mines, Ltd., St. Just, Cornwall, and left in 1909 to take up the position of assistant sampler at the Consolidated Langlaagte gold mine, South Africa, after four months being appointed assistant surveyor. In September, 1910, he was transferred to the New Rietfontien mine as assistant surveyor there, but returned to the Consolidated Langlaagte mine in August, 1912.

Mr. Fox joined the British Columbia Land Surveyors in September, 1913, doing prospecting and survey work for gold in British Columbia until 1915, when he enlisted in the Canadian Forces in the 1st Field Ambulance, serving for two years in France.

On demobilization he resumed his mining activities in 1919 as assistant mining engineer to the Mongu (Nigeria) Tin Mines, Ltd., and until 1922 remained in Nigeria with Anglo-Continental Mines, Ltd., in the position of assistant engineer and surveyor. He spent two years, from 1924 to 1926, at the Abbontiakoon gold mine on the Gold Coast as surveyor and assayer, and in 1927 began, as assistant manager and surveyor, his long connection with the Bisichi Tin Co. (Nigeria), Ltd., on whose properties he was working at the time of his death.

Mr. Fox was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1920.

Vol. 54, Trans IMM 1944-45, p.265

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