George Charles Ramsay Stewart died suddenly at Umtali, Southern Rhodesia, as the result of a stroke, on August 10th, 1940, at the age of 51.

He graduated from the Royal School of Mines in 1911 with the Associateship in mining, and his first engagement was with the Mazapil Copper Co., Mexico, as assistant surveyor. After a brief period in Butte, Montana, and as superintendent of the Ptarmigan Copper Mines, Vancouver, B.C., he went to Spain in 1915 to join the staff of the Rio Tinto Co., Ltd., and in the following fifteen years acted respectively as assistant underground manager, underground manager, and chief mining engineer to the company.

In 1930 he went to Rhodesia where he was for about a year general manager of N ’Changa Copper Mines and Rhodesia Congo Border Concessions, Ltd., and then was appointed assistant general manager of the Rhokana Corporation, Ltd. In 1934 he was manager of the Bushtick Mine. He retired from active work shortly before his death.

Mr. Stewart was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1921.

Vol. 50, Trans I.M.M., 1940-41, p.552

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