Carl Fox died at Oruro, Bolivia, on June 6th, 1919, aged 83 years.

He received his early technical training from 1904 to 1907 at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, London, where he obtained the junior and senior diplomas in mechanical engineering. He then went for a period of two years to Messrs. Gilbert Gilkes & Co., of Kendal, Westmorland, where he was employed respectively in the fitting and pattern shops and in the drawing office.

In 1909, he entered into an engagement with the Sociedad Esplotadora de Caylloma, Peru, as assistant mechanical engineer, taking charge of the company’s repair shops and of the machinery in connection with a 30-tons concentration mill and a hydro-electric plant. During part of the time he also had charge of the light railway between the mines and the mill, 12 km. in length, including the erection and repairs of the locomotive stock, and superintended the installation of electrically-driven centrifugal sinking and stationary pumps and air compressors. In 1912 he was appointed chief mechanical engineer of the company, with full charge of all the machinery and mechanical work on the property, and during the next two years supervised the general arrangement and erection of a high-fall, high-speed hydro-electric plant. From April, 1914, to October, 1915, he had, conjointly with the company’s accountant, the full administration of the Caylloma property, including the preliminary laying-out of the work involved in the erection of a 100-ton concentration and cyanidation mill. In October, 1915, he became assistant to the general manager of the mine, in respect not only of mechanical details but general administration work.

Mr. Fox was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1916.

Vol. 29, Trans IMM 1919-20, pp.425-6

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