George Alfred Stonier died on 23rd February, 1948. He was over 76 years of age.

He was born in Australia and before going to the Royal School of Mines in 1895 had previously been articled to the City Engineer, Sydney, for five years, and was assistant at the Geological Survey and later geological surveyor and inspecting member of the Government Prospecting Board, New South Wales. He obtained the A.R.S.M. in mining and was awarded the De La Beche Medal in 1898 and the Warington Smyth Medal in 1900.

He held the position of demonstrator at the Royal School of Mines and then was appointed to the Geological Survey of India as mining expert, becoming acting inspector and, in 1902, Chief Inspector of Mines in India. He was a member of the Bengal Mining Board and of the Committee of Mining Education in India, and resigned from the Geological Survey in 1909 to begin a consulting engineering practice in London.

He was elected to Membership of the Institution in 1902 and was also a member of the Institution of Mining Engineers and of the Institution of Civil Engineers. One of his numerous papers on mining and mining geology was on ‘Mica mining in Nellore, Southern India’, contributed to the Transactions of the Institution (Vol. 14, 1904-5).

Vol. 58, Trans I.M.M., 1948-9, p.594

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