August Scheidel died rather suddenly after a severe illness at Frankfurt-on-Main, on May 22nd, 1932, at the age of 73.

He graduated from Freiberg in 1880 with the degree of Ph.D., and during the following eight years was engaged in Germany, Italy, and England in metallurgical work. In 1888 he went to New Zealand technical general manager of the New Zealand Gold Extraction Co., Ltd., and later of the Sylvia Gold Silver Mining Co. He was also commissioned by the New Zealand Government to report on silver prospects.

From 1893 to 1895 he was in the United States and Mexico engaged in metallurgical work, and in 1895 went to Australia, where he took over the management of mines in Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie for the New Zealand Mines Trust, Ltd. For a number of years subsequent to this, he resided in Sydney, N.S.W., when he practised as a consulting metallurgical engineer.

Dr. Scheidel was elected a Member of the Institution in 1899.

Vol. 42, Trans I.M.M., 1932-33, p.614

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