Donald Gordon Forbes died at Turnworth, Dorset, on 5th February, 1951, at the age of 82.

He received his engineering training at Coopers Hill College, and in 1891 left England for Canada. During the following three years he worked for the Dominion Mineral Co. at Sudbury, on lead and copper prospects in East Kootenay, B.C., and with Strathyre Mining Co. at Fairview, B.C.

In 1895 Mr. Forbes went to Western Australia, and until 1897 was manager of Murchison Goldfields, Ltd., and at the same time managing director of Lady Mary Amalgamated Gold Mines, Ltd., Light of Asia Gold Mines, Ltd., and Star of the East Gold Mines, Ltd. For the following three years he was manager of Hannan’s North Gold Mining Co., Ltd., at Kalgoorlie, and in 1902 he returned to Canada to take up the position of manager of Great Western and Silver Cup Mines, Ltd., at Ferguson, B.C. Subsequently he was appointed Inspector of Mines in British Columbia, and remained there until 1913 when he returned to England and retired from active mining work.

In 1917 Mr. Forbes was made a Justice of the Peace for the County of Dorset. He sat regularly on the Blandford Bench of which he was Chairman for some years previous to his death.

Mr. Forbes was elected a Member of the Institution in 1905.

Vol. 63, Trans IMM 1953-54, p.502

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