William Alfred Roy Jardine died in Southern Rhodesia on 18th May, 1961, after a heart attack. He was 60 years of age.
Born in Kimberley, Cape Province, Mr. Jardine was educated at Boksburg High School and Jeppe High School, Transvaal, before studying geology and chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1928 to 1931, where he was awarded the B.Sc. degree. He also later gained the Union of South Africa Mine Surveyor’s Certiﬁcate of Competency.
He was appointed assistant sampler with New Modderfontein Gold Mining Co., Ltd., Transvaal, in 1932 and was transferred to the planning department in the following year. After spending a short period in 1934 as assistant surveyor with Transvaal Gold Mining Co., Ltd., he rejoined New Modderfontein Gold Mining Co., Ltd., in the position of assistant surveyor, and remained in that position until 1936. He left to work in West Africa for a year, ﬁrst as shift boss, then as acting chief surveyor for Taquah and Abosso Mines, Ltd., Gold Coast.
Mr. Jardine went to Southern Rhodesia in 1937 on joining Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa, Ltd. He was geologist to Wanderer Consolidated Gold Mines, Ltd., Southern Rhodesia, until 1945, when he was appointed assistant geologist, New Consolidated Gold Fields, Ltd. He worked at the head ofﬁce in Johannesburg, but during the winter of 1949-50 was in charge of a survey of the Great Dyke. In 1953, he was mine captain and underground manager at Falcon Mines, Ltd., Southern Rhodesia, and in February, 1954, was appointed geologist with Rhodesia Chrome Mines, Ltd., Selukwe. He relinquished that post in 1957 to join Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, Ltd., as a senior geologist in Southern Rhodesia.
Mr. Jardine was elected to Associate Membership in 1955.
Vol. 71, Trans IMM 1961-62, pp.734-5.