Anthony Denys Cooper Stephens died in West Africa towards the end of 1941, at the age of 34.

He was educated at Clifton College, where he specialized in science with the result that on entering the Camborne School of Mines in 1925, he was remitted the first term and obtained the leaving Camborne he received an appointment as mining assistant with the Rio Tinto Co., Ltd., but later in, the same year went to West Africa assistant engineer on the staff of the Niger Co., Ltd.

From 1930 to 1933 he was employed by the Colonial Office in the political department of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, and in 1934 returned to West Africa to take charge of drilling operations for the F.P.H. Finance Trust, Ltd., later being in charge of prospecting in the Tarkwa Banket Areas at Takunasu. In 1936 he was engaged in diamond drilling at the Obuom Mine.

Mr. Stephens was admitted to Studentship of the Institution in 1928 and was elected an Associate in 1936.

Vol. 52, Trans I.M.M., 1942-43, pp.401-2

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