Lawrence Richard Jackson died in London on 17th December, 1961, at the age of 69 following an operation.
He was born and educated in the U.S.A. and graduated as mining engineer from the University of Arizona in 1915.
In July of that year he joined Phelps Dodge Corporation but left to serve with the U.S. Army as a lieutenant until January, 1919.
He resumed his post with Phelps Dodge at Bisbee, Arizona, where he worked for eight years, ﬁrst in the mine survey department for four years and as leasing superintendent and mine foreman until 1927. He went to Northern Rhodesia as underground manager, Roan Antelope Copper Mines, Ltd., and in April, 1929, was appointed manager of Southern Rhodesia Base Metals Corporation, Ltd., Sinoia. Two years later he returned to Northern Rhodesia where he managed Luiri Gold Areas, Ltd., Lusaka, and in 1933 he was appointed manager of Cactus Mines, Ltd., and Tiger Reef Mines, Ltd., in control of exploratory and development work in the Que Que District, Southern Rhodesia.
He left in September, 1934, to join a party engaged on the examination of mines in Venezuela for Selection Trust, Ltd., returning early in 1935. He went to the Gold Coast Colony in July, 1935, as assistant general manager of Gold Coast Selection Trust, Ltd., Dunkwa, and in the following year was appointed general manager of Ariston Gold Mines (1929), Ltd., at Prestea. Mr. Jackson held this position for eleven years.
He left West Africa for Cyprus in 1948 on his appointment as chairman and general manager of Cyprus Sulphur and Copper Co., Ltd., and after six years came to London as consulting engineer to West African Gold Corporation, Ltd. He retired from this position in 1957. He spent two years in Canada as president and general manager of Anglo-Barrington mines, in the Winnipeg area, and during the last few years had travelled widely in Europe.
Mr. Jackson was elected a Member of the Institution in 1937; he was also a member of the Institution of Mining Engineers, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, and of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Vol. 72, Trans IMM 1962-63, pp.530-31