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James Warne Chenhall

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James Warne Chenhall (1854-1913)

1914 Obituary [1]

JAMES WARNE CHENHALL, born on the 23rd February, 1854, died at Totnes on the 26th September, 1913.

Trained under his father, the late Mr. J. S. Chenhall, in the mining branch of the profession, he was, for nearly 20 years, manager or engineer of various copper, tin and zinc mines in England and Wales.

In 1884 he was entrusted with the construction and management of the Anaconda Smelting Works, Montana, then the largest copper-smelting plant in existence, and subsequently he became a consulting engineer and mining expert, visiting and reporting on mining properties in all parts of the world. He contributed a Paper on complex ores to the Proceedings.

Mr. Chenhall was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 23rd May, 1882, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 26th April, 1898.

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