Michael Falcon died in London towards the close of 1931, at the age of 57.

From 1891 to 1894 he served his apprenticeship with the Parkside Mining Co., Whitehaven, during which period he gained experience in the haematite mines and collieries of West Cumberland and Lancashire. On completion of his articles he was for about eighteen months assistant to the agent managing mineral and other properties in South Wales, and for a further eight years occupied responsible positions at collieries in Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire.

In January, 1906, he left England for British North Borneo, where for upwards of two years he was resident mining engineer in charge of the Labuan Coalfields Co’s. collieries. Returning to England, he entered the service of the Ebbw Vale Steel, lron & Coal Co., Ltd., with whom he remained for nine years. In April, 1917, he commenced practice in London as a consulting mining engineer.

Mr. Falcon was elected a Member of the Institution in 1918.

Vol. 42, Trans IMM 1932-3, p.610

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