John Raymund Foggan Joyce died on 19th December, 1963. He was 56 years of age.

Dr. Joyce was educated at the universities of Durham and London during the period 1934-38, taking degrees in physics and geology. In 1937 he carried out an eight-month study of the mineralization of Weardale Lead Co., Ltd., as well as undertaking geological mapping.

In 1938 he joined Amalgamated Banket Areas, Ltd., on the Gold Coast, where he was engaged in sampling and geological work. Two years later he took up the post of prospector with Gold and Base Metal Mines of Nigeria, Ltd., but shorty afterwards joined the Royal Engineers, serving with them until 1945 and attaining the rank of captain.

After the war he was engaged as geologist with the Falkland Islands Dependencies survey expedition to the Antarctic, returning to the United Kingdom in 1947 to undertake postgraduate work in geology at the British Museum (Natural History), and at Imperial College, having been granted a Leverhulme Research Award Shortly after gaining the degree of Ph.D. Dr. Joyce set up in independent practice as a consulting geologist.

Dr. Joyce was elected to Associate Membership of the Institution in 1943. Among his technical publications is the paper entitled ‘Note on an apparatus for the experimental investigation of hydrothermal replacement and ore deposition’ (Transactions, vol. 60, 1950-51).

Vol. 74, Trans IMM 1964-65, p.898

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