Thomas George Sweet died at Broken Hill, N.S.W., on September 24th, 1912, aged 56 years.

He studied surveying and assaying in Germany, and on completing his course in 1880 was appointed assistant manager to a mining company in Nicaragua. From 1882 to 1888 he was engaged in general mining and prospecting work, first in West Africa and afterwards in the Republic of Colombia.

From 1889 to 1892 he was managing various mines in the Transvaal, and for the further period from 1893 to 1895 held the appointment of Government Inspector of Mines in British Guiana, afterwards practising as a consulting mining engineer in Georgetown, Demerara. For several years prior to his death he was engaged in mining at Broken Hill, N.S.W., and at the time of his death, which occurred suddenly, he was manager of the Broken Hill South Extended, Ltd.

Mr. Sweet was elected a Member of the Institution in 1895.

Vol. 22, Trans I.M.M., 1912-13, p.721

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