George Hay Fison died in West Africa at the close of 1918, at the age of 49.

He was educated at Tonbridge School. From 1890 he was for two years with Messrs. Stearns, Roger & Co., mining engineers, of Denver, Colo., U.S.A., and a further two years was employed in smelters in Leadville, and in underground mining in Gilpin Co., Colo. From 1895 he was for 10½ years engaged in mines on the Witwatersrand, at different times underground and in reduction works as draughtsman and assistant consulting mechanical engineer.

In 1906 he went to Rhodesia as manager of a mining and prospecting syndicate, producing gold continuously. From January 1st, 1909, he was in partnership in business as consulting engineers and metallurgists at Salisbury and Bulawayo, acting in Salisbury as assayers to the Bank of Africa and analysts to the Municipal Council. In 1918 he went to West Africa.

Mr. Fison was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1911.

Vol. 29, Trans IMM 1919-20, p.425

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