Archibald Cecil Ernest Scale died at Torquay towards the end of 1919, at the age of 18 years.

From 1894 to 1896 he was an articled pupil to Mr. E. Seale, of Leicester, to learn surveying, and in June, 1896, he went to German East Africa as surveyor for the Deutsch Ost-Africa Gesellschaft. For the first six months of 1898 he was at Johannesburg on the cyanide plant of the Village Main Reef, and for the second half of that year he was mill-man at the Greys Mynpacht.

Towards the close of 1898 he went on a short prospecting trip on his own account to Nondweni, Zululand, and then had about six months’ experience in the assay office and slimes plant of the Simmer & Jack Proprietary. For the next two years he was engaged in surveying and prospecting in German and Portuguese East Africa, which was interrupted by volunteering during the South African War.

In 1908, Mr. Seale joined the staff of the Mantraim (Wassau) Gold Mining Co., West Africa, and in the next year transferred to the Wassau (Gold Coast) Mining Co., Ltd., where he went successively through the cyanide, assaying, surveying, sampling and metallurgical departments. In 1909 he was in the assaying department of the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation, and later was appointed resident engineer of the Sekondi & Tarkwa Co., Ltd., and of the Ashanti Rivers and Concessions, Ltd.

Mr. Seale was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1911.

Vol. 30, Trans I.M.M., 1920-21, pp.481-2

Back to index page