Robert Carl Sticht died at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, on April 30th, 1922, after an illness which had been gradually increasing in severity for many months.

He graduated as B.Sc., at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, N.Y., U.S.A., in 1875, and took his degree as Mining and Metallurgical Engineer, with highest distinctions, at the Royal Mining Academy, Clausthal on the Hartz, Germany, in 1881.

From 1882 to 1895 he was actively engaged in Colorado and Montana, U.S.A., principally on metallurgical work, with the Arkansas Valley Smelting Co., and at Headville, Pueblo, and Great Falls. In 1894 he began to specialize in pyritic smelting, and erected plants in Montana and Colorado.

In 1895, he migrated to Tasmania to join the staff of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Co., Ltd., at Queenstown, of which he was general manager to the close of his days.

Mr. Sticht was elected a Member of the Institution in 1906.

Vol. 32, Trans I.M.M., 1922-23, p.293

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