Cecil Henry Feldtmann died on 16th June, 1953, at New Saza Mines, Ltd., Tanganyika, at the age of 68.

Between 1902 and 1906 he attended classes at Birkbeck College and Northampton Polytechnic, London, while working in the office of the late W.R. Feldtmann, consulting engineer. He went to West Africa in 1906 for Wassau (Gold Coast) Mining Co., Ltd., and in the following year was appointed assistant metallurgist with Ore Concentration Co. (1905), Ltd., working in Cornwall, Wales, France, Germany and Algeria. During 1910-1912 Mr. Feldtmann was engaged in metallurgical work in London for African Oxide Syndicate, Ltd. In January, 1913, he joined Namaqua Copper Co. at Concordia, South Africa, and two years later went to Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, Ltd., as assistant metallurgist, but was invalided home after blackwater fever.

Mr. Feldtmann was employed by the Aircraft Inspection Department of the Air Ministry from 1915 until 1921, when he was appointed metallurgist to Colombian Mining and Exploration Co., Ltd., at Marmato, Colombia, subsequently working in the same capacity for South American Gold Areas, Ltd., in Brazil from 1923 to 1924. For the next four years he was engaged by Chosen Syndicate, Ltd., as mill superintendent at Taiyudo, and in 1929 took up a similar position with New Goldfields of Venezuela, Ltd., in South America. Two years later he was appointed metallurgical adviser to Minas de Rodalquilar, at Almeria, Spain, and later in 1931 went to Wau where he held the position of metallurgist to New Guinea Goldfields, Ltd., for three years. From 1935 to 1937 he again worked in Korea for the Chosen Corporation, Ltd., leaving for Austria to take the position of technical manager at Gewerkschaft Rathausberg, where he remained until 1939. In 1941 he joined the staff of New Saza Mines, Ltd., Tanganyika, serving as mill superintendent until 1950, and as consulting metallurgist from 1951 until his death.

Mr Feldtmann was elected a Student of the Institution in 1909, and was transferred to Associate Membership in 1910 and to Membership in 1929.

Vol. 63, Trans IMM 1953-54, p.44

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