Bernard Hall Sanders died at Burwash, Sussex, on December 14th, 1939, at the age of 59.

He entered the Redruth School of Mines in 1902, and in 1905 went to South America where for seven years he was engaged on examination and reporting on properties in the Republic of Colombia. Returning to England in 1912, he spent six months on reporting work in Cornwall, and then went to Northern Nigeria in charge of prospecting work for a syndicate.

In 1915 he went back to South America as assistant engineer on the mines of the Itabira Iron Ore Co., Ltd., in Brazil, but the company released him temporarily to serve in the war, and he obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers (Tunnelling Companies). He was wounded in July, 1917, and was later attached to the contracts department of the War Office until demobilized, when he returned to Brazil to his old position. Finally, in November, 1920, he was appointed manager and resident engineer in Brazil for the Itabira Iron Ore Co., and retained that position until 1934, when he retired and came back to England.

He contributed a paper on ‘Iron Ores of Itabira, Brazil’, to the Transactions of the Institution in 1933 (Vol. xlii). Mr. Sanders was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1908 and was transferred to Membership in 1926.

Vol. 50, Trans I.M.M., 1940-41, pp.551-2

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