George Osler Smart died on November 29th, 1911, at the age of 48. He was born in Forfarshire on January 1st, 1863.

In 1881, he went to Natal and remained there for some years, moving in 1890 to the Rand, where he held the position of battery manager on several mines between that date and 1896. In the latter year he was appointed to the same post to the George Goch Gold Mining Co., and in 1898 became manager of the Simmer & Jack battery, which at that time was the largest on the Rand. At the date of his death he had for some years held with marked success the position of reduction works manager of the Simmer & Jack Proprietary Mines, with control of the entire ore treatment operations of the company.

He was the author of several contributions to the Proceedings of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, his chief topics being the advances in amalgamation methods and the classification of pulp. For many years he was a member of the Council of that Society.

Mr. Smart was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1906.

Vol. 21, Trans I.M.M., 1911-12, p.730

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