S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Yates, Mr Arthur (metallurgy)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Arthur Yates, metallurgist, became a member of the Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa in 1899 and remained a member after the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), when the society was renamed the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. In the membership list for 1905 his address is given as Benkoelen (now Bengkulu), Sumatra, Indonesia. However, he seems to have returned to the Witwatersrand soon afterwards. As co-author with S.J. Truscott* he contributed a paper on "A proposed method of treating sand residue dumps" to the society's Journal (1905/6, Vol. 6), followed by "Notes on the use of the filter press for clarifying solutions" (with Truscott as co-author; 1906/7, Vol. 7, pp. 3-5). Subsequent papers by him dealt with "Grading assays and grinding efficiencies" (Journal, 1908/9, Vol. 9, pp. 187-) and "The smelting of gold precipitates and bullion with oil fuel" (Journal, 1908/9, Vol. 9, pp. 429-).


List of sources:
Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa. Proceedings 1897-1899, Vol. 2, list of members.

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Journal, 1904-1909, Vol. 5-7 and 9; Proceedings, 1902-1903, Vol. 3, list of members.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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