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Alfred Spencer Cragoe

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Alfred Spencer Cragoe (1876- )

1922 Consulting Mining Geologist and Engineer, Dean Villa, Liskeard, Cornwall. T. A.: " Cragoe, Liskeard." b. 1876. Ed. Private. Training: Camborne School of Mines. Professional Career: Previous to 1897. Gold Mining and Milling in California and in the Republic of Colombia. i898-9—Assistant Manager of Gold Mine in Southern Brazil. 1900—Mill Expert, and developing Gold Mine in North Wales. 1931-ii—Ten years officiating as General Manager and Engineer for various English and Anglo-Mexican enterprises in the North of Mexico: Gold, Silver, Silver-gold, Silver-lead, Zinc-copper-lead, etc. Introduced the San Francisco del Oro property to present owners. 1911—With Bruce Marriott and Co., 62, London Wall, E.C.2, and inspecting Gold Mines and the large Iron Deposits of Southern Brazil on their behalf. 1912-15—Three years General Manager and Attorney for The Calamon Mining Company of Spain, Ltd. (properties since sold to The Peflarroya Company of Paris), in charge of mines employing some 800 men, producing Lead-zinc-silver ores, near C6rdoba. 1915— Consulting Engineer for Continuous Reaction Co. (producers of Ferro-Tungsten); appointed General Manager of subsidiary mining company brought out by them, which ceased operations consequent upon the character of the ore changing radically in depth. 1918 to date—Acting as independent Mine Consultant in Cornwall and Spain, and lately appointed Engineer and General Manager of The Bodithiel Silver-Lead Mines. Has made various contributions to the Proceedings of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, and the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Associate Member Institution Mining and Metallurgy; Member of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society; Member of the Mining and Metallurgical Club.

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