S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science



Crichton, Mr Charles (analytical chemistry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.
Active in: SA.

Charles Crichton worked for the New Kleinfontein Company, Ltd, Benoni, in 1921. He seems to have had no tertiary qualifications, but none the less published a paper on "The assay of gold-bearing cyanide solutions by electrolysis" in the Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa (1911/12, Vol. 12(3), pp. 90-92). He was a founding member of the South African Association of Assayers (established in June 1919; later the South African Institute of Assayers and Analysts), served as a member of its first council, and was elected its president for 1921/2 and 1922/3. In 1920 he became a member also of the South African Association of Analytical Chemists, which in 1921 became the South African Chemical Institute.


List of sources:

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Journal, 1911/12, Vol. 12, paper by C. Crichton.

Orr, J. Presidential address. Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa, Annual Proceedings, 1938, pp. 15-86.

South African Chemical Institute. Proceedings and lists of members, 1921/2.

South African Institute of Assayers and Analysts. Bulletin No. 95, 1992, p. 1, Presidents of the Institute, 1919-1992.


Compiled by: C. Plug

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