List of mineralogists

The following is a list of notable mineralogists and other people who made notable contributions to mineralogy. Included are winners of major mineralogy awards such as the Dana Medal and the Roebling Medal. Mineralogy is a subject of geology specializing in the scientific study of chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts.

Agricola, "father of mineralogy".[1]

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William Lawrence Bragg
 
Norman Bowen

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Dana developed the modern system of mineral classification.[2]

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Evgraf Fedorov worked out the 230 space groups of crystallographic symmetry.[5]

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Johan Gottlieb Gahn

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René Just Haüy, "Father of modern crystallography".[6]

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Koksharov was noted for his measurements of minerals using a goniometer.[3]

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Friedrich Mohs (lithograph by Joseph Kriehuber, 1832)

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Alexandra Navrotsky in 2012

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Der Mineraloge, by Rafael Ritz (1883). Thought to depict Gerhard vom Rath examining mineral specimens.

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Niels Stensen (Nicolaus Steno) found the law of constant interfacial angles in crystallography.[3]

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Abraham Gottlob Werner

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  1. ^ Agricola, Georgius (2004). De natura fossilium (Textbook of mineralogy). Translated from the first Latin edition of 1546 by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications. p. ix. ISBN 9780486495910.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Hazen 1984
  3. ^ a b c d e Wenk & Bulakh 2016
  4. ^ Tilley, C. E. (1957). "Norman Levi Bowen 1887–1956". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 3: 6–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1957.0002. JSTOR 769349.
  5. ^ Shafranovskii, I. I.; Belov, N. V. "E. S. Fedorov 1853–1919". In Ewald, P. P. (ed.). Fifty Years of X-Ray Diffraction. International Union of Crystallography. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ Adams, Frank D. (1918). "Haüy, father of crystallography". American Mineralogist. 3: 131–132. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  7. ^ Newnham, Robert E. (1990). "Presentation of the Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Societyof America for 1989 to Helen D. Megaw" (PDF). American Mineralogist. 75: 714. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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