Guy Carleton Jones died in South Africa on 3rd December, 1948, at the age of 60.

He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was educated at King’s Collegiate School and, from 1907, at the Department of Mining Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, where he graduated in 1912 with honours in science. In November, 1913, he was appointed draughtsman and surveyor to Messrs. J.S. Metcalf & Co., Construction Engineers, Montreal, and in March, 1914, took up an appointment as assistant assayer and general learner all the laboratories of the Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, Ltd., at Germiston, Transvaal, transferring after a month to Knights Deep mine, Witwatersrand, where he became assistant surveyor a year later. He was on active military service in German East Africa from 1916 to 1917, and then returned to Knights Deep mine as shift boss, joining the staff of Sub Nigel, Ltd., in April, 1918, and becoming manager in 1922.

In 1925 Mr. Carleton Jones joined the engineering staff of New Consolidated Goldfields, Ltd., in Johannesburg, and after acting successively as assistant consulting engineer and consulting engineer was, in 1934, appointed a joint manager of the company in South Africa. Nine years later he joined the board of the company, and served as resident director in South Africa until his resignation in 1947 owing to ill health. He retained his seat on the board, however, and was also a director of many other mining companies.

Mr. Carleton Jones was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1936 and was awarded the Gold Modal of the Institution for 1947 in recognition of his distinguished services to the gold mining industry of South Africa and in particular to the development of the West Rand.

Vol. 58, Trans IMM 1948-9, pp.588-89.

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