Joseph Richardson Finney died at the Military Hospital, Belgrade, on January 28th, 1912.

At the outset of his career he was for ten years engaged in mechanical engineering, and subsequently for four years he studied mining in Paris. From 1882 to 1885 he was engaged in exploring, re-opening and developing the old Roman mine of Aspriéres, France, and thenceforward to 1889 assisted to open up a large iron district in the Department of Dordogne, France.

From 1889 until the date of his death he was engaged continuously in mining in Servia, first inspecting and reporting, then as manager of the Ripanjie Quicksilver and Silver Mines, and afterwards as manager of the Anglo-Servian Exploration Co., Ltd. Subsequently, he was appointed manager of the Rebels Copper Mines, Valjeivo, Servia, a position which he held for many years.

Mr. Finney was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1895.

Vol. 21, Trans IMM 1911-12, p.723

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