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Cecil Joslin Brooks

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Cecil Joslin Brooks (1875- )

1922 F.I.C., M.Inst.M.M., Metallurgist to the Mijnbouw-Maatschappij Simau, Sumatra; b. 1875; s. of John Shirley Brooks. Ed. Privately. Training: King's Coll., London. 1896-7—Asst., Stanger and Blount's Lab. and Testing Works, Westminster; Chemist to Sussex Portland Cement Co., Newhaven; 1897-1900—Metallurgical Chemist to Quirk, Barton and Co., London; 1900-3— Cyanide Manager, Borneo Co., Ltd., at their Gold Mine, Bidi, Sarawak; prospecting for gold ore in new districts and research on the treatment of arsenical antimonial gold ore; 1904-6--Metallurgist to Quirk, Barton and Co.; research in treatment of Cobalt silver ore and bismuth ores, ultimately erecting bismuth plant; Departmental Manager of same; 1907-10—Return to Sarawak as Cyanide Manager at Bidi; later at Bau; research on the Pahang Consolidated Co.'s tin ores, soils and agricultural matters; 1912-21—Chief Chemist and Metallurgist to the Simau Gold Mining Co., Sumatra. Short papers in various Journals on Chemical and Metallurgical Subjects, also contributions on botany, etc., to the Journal S.B. Royal Asiatic Soc. Clubs: Royal Societies; St. James's; Mining and Metallurgy. Address: Post Labong Tandai, Benkoelen, Sumatra. T. A.: "Lebong Tandai."


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