Chris passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 1999 at the age of 50.
Chris completed a degree in mining engineering and mineral technology from the Royal School of Mines followed by a masters degree in metallurgical engineering/surface chemistry from CSM. He was involved in the mining industry for over 30 years and contributed many technical papers as well as co-writing a book with Richard Burt in 1984 titled Gravity Concentration Technology.
Chris began his career with Associated Minerals Consolidated Ltd. in Australia, then moved on to ASARCO Inc in New Jersey; Behre Dolbear in New York; Tantalum Mining Corp and Highwood Resources Ltd.. In 1986 he became an environmental and mineral process engineering consultant. His recent work was involved with acid rock drainage, whereupon he created an excellent acid rock drainage website which became the basis for the Edumine course on Acid Rock Drainage Prediction. He also contributed significantly to the BC Mining Museum. His mission was to teach and educate others in the field of mining.