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James Cook (b.1873)

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James Cook (b.1873)

1922 J.P., M.Inst.M.M., M.I.E.E., Min. Engr.; b. 1873. Training: A. and W. Smith and Co., Glasgow; Glasgow and West of Scotland Tech. College; Finsbury College; and Private Tuition. Career: Prospecting in Rhodesia; served during Matabeleland Rebellion, 1896; Mech. Engr. to Buluwayo Town Council, 1898-9; Surveyor and Assayer, Sabi Rhodesia Gold Min. Co., Ltd., and Consolidated Belingwe Development Co., Ltd.; Manager, Sabi Rhodesia Gold Min. Co., Ltd.; Asst. Engr., Cons. Engr's. Dept., Mashonaland Agency, Ltd., Buluwayo; together with J. L. Popmam, discovered the huge Rhodesian Chrome Ore Deposits at Selukwe; Manager, Battlefields Rhodesia Gold Min. Co., Ltd.; Cons. Engr. to the Mashonaland Agency, Ltd.; appointed to Eng. Staff, Rhodesia Exploration and Devel. Co., Ltd.; Manager of the Eldorado Banket Gold Mine; General Manager, The Bwana M. Kubwa Copper Min. Co., Ltd., 1912-14; engaged in Inspection Dept., M. of M., Woolwich Arsenal, and in Leeds, etc., 1915-19.

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