Camborne School of Mines (CSM) geologist Dr. Alan Bromley passed away at the age of 79. His career at CSM began in 1969. He was one of the pioneers of the then new discipline of process mineralogy, and one of the early geometallurgists. Bromley left CSM in 1991 to found Petrolab in Redruth, Cornwall. He sold the business to James Strongman in 2006.