Frank Rutherford Sievwright died at Johannesburg in May, 1937, at the age of 49.

He was educated at Loretto School, Scotland, and went to the Transvaal in 1906, taking a course in mining engineering at the Transvaal University College. After two years’ sampling and surveying at Crown Deep and Ferreira Deep, and three years’ general mining with Crown Mines, Ltd., he was appointed mine captain at Romola Nigel Gold Mine, Rhodesia, in 1911.

From 1913 to 1914 he was shift boss at the Jupiter and Simmer Deep mines, but in the latter year returned to Romola Nigel, and assumed the managership in 1915. He subsequently managed the Matabele Queens, Eileen Alannah and Sabiwa mines in Rhodesia, and operated the One Step Mine at Battlefields, Rhodesia, on his own account.

Mr. Sievwright was elected a Member of the Institution in 1928.

Vol. 47, Trans I.M.M., 1937-38, pp.547-8

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