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Arthur Young SMITH Jr.

Date Published: 08/23/2020 [Source]

Arthur Young Smith, Jr., age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at Manoir Lac Brome in Knowlton, Québec.

He graduated from McGill University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology and received his Master of Science (Honours) in Geology from Queen's University in 1961. He completed course work for his PhD at Carleton University but started working before he could complete all the PhD requirements.

Early in his career, he and the family spent summers in Bathurst, NB, Elliot Lake and Bancroft, ON working on gold and uranium deposits, and doing groundwater surveys. His early survey work helped him develop some of the early radon detection equipment that came into commercial use.

He was the author or co-author of forty-six publications issued by the Geological Survey of Canada, the IAEA, and various journals on topics in mineral exploration, uranium and radon methods, technical reports in uranium exploration and development. He was also the editor of various IAEA publications on uranium geology, geochemistry, Gamma-ray spectrometry and uranium exploration policy.