Archive for the ‘Historyof Geology’ Category

The Copper Wars of Butte and the Invention of Underground Geological Mapping

The Copper Wars of Butte and the Invention of Underground Geological Mapping

he Copper Wars of Butte and the Invention of Underground Geological Mine Mapping The Copper Wars, called by some the Battle of Butte, took place between the Anaconda Company and companies owned by Fredrick Augustus Heinze over the period 1898 to 1906. One of the significant players […]

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Vergences and Fractals

Vergences and Fractals

Field geologists have long known that the style and relationships of structures seen in a hand specimen, outcrop or drill core can mimic the style and relationships of much larger structures that formed during the same deformation but occur at the scale of a geological map or section. […]

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The invention of the Palaeozoic

The invention of the Palaeozoic

The science of geology was born in the last few decades of the 18th and the first few decades of the 19th  centuries. Its development was one of advancing ideas and knowledge, but  the new knowledge above all was driven by the progressive improvement in geological method, and in […]

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