S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Innes, Mr John (mine surveying)

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

John Innes obtained the degree BSc (Eng) and became a mine surveyor. In 1918 he published a paper describing "The estimation of injurious dust in mine air by the Kotze konimeter" (developed by Sir Robert W.N. Kotze*) in the Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa (Vol. 18(9), pp. 199-206). When the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa was established in 1923 he was elected as joint vice-president, a position he held until he was elected president of the institute for 1926. He was still a member of its council in 1929.


List of sources:

Google scholar. http://scholar.google.co.za/ Publications by J. Innes.

Journal of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa, 1923, Vol. 1(1) to 1929, Vol. 2(2), office bearers.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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