Harold Norman Sholto Spicer died at his residence in New York City on October 8th, 1935, at the age of 70.

He received his technical training at the Royal School of Mines, graduating in 1898, but previously, in 1890, he had been in India, where he gained general prospecting and mining experience in the Chota Nagpur and Kumoun districts. In 1894 he left India for Western Australia, where he was employed in various capacities on a number of mines, including the Great Fingall, Mt. Morgan, and Hannan’s Hold Estates, of which last named he was manager and attorney for about three years. Incidentally he was a member of the first expedition of white men to traverse the continent from east to west.

In 1905 he went to West Africa as mill and cyanide manager of the Abbontiakoon Milling Co., Ltd., and in the following year he was engaged in examining and reporting on properties in Russia and Siberia. He went to the United States in 1908 to practise as a consulting mining and metallurgical engineer at Denver, Colo., and in 1911 he joined the Dorr Company, for which concern he made two trips round the world, establishing agencies in Japan, Australia, and South Africa. At the time of his death he was a director of the Dorr Company Incorporated, U.S.A., and manager of the export department in New York.

Mr. Spicer was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1902, and was transferred to Membership in 1907.

Vol. 45, Trans I.M.M., 1935-36, p.522