Mineralogists

Mineralogist is a scientist who specializes in the study of minerals. Mineralogist deals with the scientific study of the distribution, formation, chemistry, physical properties, and structure of minerals. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous mineralogists from all over the world.

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 1 Alexey Stakhanov

Alexey Stakhanov.
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Famous As: Miner
Birthdate: January 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oryol
Died: November 5, 1977

 2 Vladimir Vernadsky

Vladimir Vernadsky.
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Famous As: Mineralogist
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 6, 1945

Vladimir Vernadsky was a geochemist and mineralogist who is widely regarded as one of the founders of radiogeology, biogeochemistry, and geochemistry. He is also credited with founding the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Vernadsky is best remembered for his book, The Biosphere, which discusses Eduard Suess' work. He won the prestigious Stalin Prize in 1943.

 3 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld.
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: November 18, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: August 12, 1901

 4 Victor Moritz Goldschmidt

Victor Moritz Goldschmidt.
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Famous As: Mineralogist
Birthdate: January 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: March 20, 1947
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 5 James Dwight Dana

James Dwight Dana.
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: February 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 1895

 6 José Bonifácio de Andrada

José Bonifácio de Andrada
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: June 13, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: April 6, 1838
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 7 Charles Friedel

Charles Friedel
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: March 12, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: April 20, 1899

Charles Friedel was a French chemist and mineralogist. He studied under famed chemist and microbiologist  Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. He later obtained the post of professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne. He collaborated with James Crafts to develop the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions. His son Georges also became a renowned mineralogist. 

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 8 Georg Brandt

Georg Brandt
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: June 26, 1694
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riddarhyttan, Sweden
Died: April 29, 1768
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 9 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt

Axel Fredrik Cronstedt
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Famous As: Mineralogist and chemist
Birthdate: December 23, 1722
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turinge socken, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1765

 10 René-Just Haüy

René-Just Haüy
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: February 28, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Just-en-Chaussee, France
Died: June 3, 1822
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 11 Charles Thomas Jackson

Charles Thomas Jackson
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 21, 1805
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28, 1880

 12 Alexandre Brongniart

Alexandre Brongniart
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 5, 1770
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 7, 1847

Best known for exploring the geology of the Tertiary Period, Alexandre Brongniart initially taught natural history and then became a professor of mineralogy. He also worked for the development of porcelain enameling in France. His other works include a classification of reptiles and the introduction of geologic dating.

 13 Per Teodor Cleve

Per Teodor Cleve
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 10, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18, 1905

 14 Charles Hatchett

Charles Hatchett
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 2, 1765
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1847
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 15 Edward Daniel Clarke

Edward Daniel Clarke
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: June 5, 1769
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Willingdon, Sussex, England,
Died: March 9, 1822

 16 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton

Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: May 29, 1716
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montbard, France
Died: January 1, 1800
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 17 Khajidsuren Bolormaa

Khajidsuren Bolormaa
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 18 Quintino Sella

Quintino Sella
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 7, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingdom of Sardinia
Died: March 14, 1884

After studying engineering and mineralogy, Quintino Sella taught math and mineralogy for a while before stepping into politics. He later served as the minister of finance of a newly unified Italy. Sella also convinced King Victor Emmanuel II to make Rome the capital after the French withdrew from the city.

 19 Georges Friedel

Georges Friedel
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Famous As: Crystallographer
Birthdate: July 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: December 11, 1933

 20 Jean-Étienne Guettard

Jean-Étienne Guettard
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Famous As: Doctor of medicine
Birthdate: September 22, 1715
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Étampes, France
Died: January 7, 1786
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 21 Johann Gottlob Lehmann

Johann Gottlob Lehmann
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: August 4, 1719
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Germany
Died: January 22, 1767

 22 Paul Niggli

Paul Niggli
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Famous As: Crystallographer
Birthdate: June 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zofingen, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1953

 23 Waldemar Christofer Brøgger

Waldemar Christofer Brøgger
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: November 10, 1851
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: February 17, 1940

 24 Charles-Victor Mauguin

Charles-Victor Mauguin
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: September 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Provins, France
Died: April 25, 1958
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 25 Martin Julian Buerger

Martin Julian Buerger
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Famous As: Crystallographer
Birthdate: April 8, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 26, 1986

 26 Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt

Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt
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Famous As: Mineralogist
Birthdate: February 10, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: May 8, 1933
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 27 Alfred Lacroix

Alfred Lacroix
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Famous As: Mineralogist
Birthdate: February 4, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mâcon, France
Died: March 12, 1948

 28 R. A. F. Penrose Jr.

R. A. F. Penrose Jr.
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: December 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 31, 1931

 29 Friedrich Johann Karl Becke

Friedrich Johann Karl Becke
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Famous As: Mineralogist
Birthdate: December 31, 1855
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: June 18, 1931

 30 Bertram Eugene Warren

Bertram Eugene Warren
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Famous As: Crystallographer
Birthdate: June 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 27, 1991
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