Thesis ID: CBB001567661

Studies of Copper-Cobalt Mineralization at Tenke-Fungurume, Central African Copperbelt; and Developments in Geology between 1550 and 1750 A.D. (2014)


Fay, Hannah Isabel (Author)

University of Arizona
Seedorff, C. Eric
Hayes, Timothy
Seedorff, C. Eric
McIntosh, Jennifer
Mazdab, Frank
Schuh, Wolfram
Hayes, Timothy
Rossi, Michael
The University of Arizona
Barton, Mark D
McIntosh, Jennifer
Mazdab, Frank
Schuh, Wolfram
Rossi, Michael

Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Advisor: Barton, Mark D.; Committee Members: Seedorff, C. Eric, McIntosh, Jennifer, Mazdab, Frank, Schuh, Wolfram, Hayes, Timothy, Rossi, Michael.
Physical Details: 426 pp.
Language: English

The contents of this dissertation fall into two broad areas: geology and history of geology. Although apparently unrelated, the two categories in fact parallel one another. The development of geological systems finds a mirror, on a shorter timescale, in the development of the human understanding of geological systems. The present state of a science--like the present state of an earth system--represents the concatenation of many subtle or evident processes and influences operating over time. Moreover, the events of the past condition the state of the present in science as well as in objects of scientific study. Thus, for instance, to understand why we now hold certain interpretations about the formation of sediment-hosted copper deposits, we must study not only the deposits themselves but the historical development and the philosophical concerns that guided and shaped modern thought about them. In this dissertation the geological and historical aspects are presented in sequence rather than juxtaposed. The geological section comes first, with three chapters detailing the formation and development of the Tenke-Fungurume Cu-Co district and the Central African Copperbelt, followed by another taking a broad view of the mineralogical, geochemical, and metallurgical implications of some of the geological features there. Then follows the history of geology: first two chapters on the role of Georgius Agricola in founding modern geology, and one on how it developed through the following centuries in tune with simultaneous developments in other sciences.


Description Cited in Dissertation Abstracts International-B 75/08(E), Feb 2015. Proquest Document ID: 1536472682.

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Selby Hearth
Hudgins, Carter C.
St. Clair, Charles Spencer
Robert L. Reigle
Mathias, Regine
Soukup, R. Werner
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Voprosy istorii
Rittenhouse: Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Early American Studies
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Renaissance Books
University Press of Colorado
Leo S. Olschki Editore
Johns Hopkins University Press
Copper and copper industry
Earth sciences
Mines and mining
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Vernadskii, Valdimir Ivanovich
Shakespeare, William
Ruskin, John
Lister, Martin
Lenz, Johann Georg
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
16th century
United States
Great Britain
United Kingdom
Florence (Italy)
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