Clarence King: A Memorial

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Engineering and Mining Journal, 1902 - 12 sayfa

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Sayfa 9 - ... the country. Under his direction were carried on the examinations of the Comstock, Eureka, Leadville, and other mining districts, whose importance is to be measured not solely by the accurate information which they afforded of these particular regions, but in far greater degree by their influence upon the whole body of mining engineers, in teaching them the practical importance of a study of the geological relations of ore deposits. He also planned and supervised the collection of statistics...
Sayfa 8 - King's influence among the leading scientific men of the country and his tactful management of affairs in Congress that this crisis was averted. The question was referred to the National Academy of Sciences, and their recommendations, which were on lines laid down by him, were finally adopted by Congress, and...
Sayfa 8 - ... the leading scientific men of the country, and his tactful management of affairs in Congress, that this crisis was averted. The question was referred to the National Academy of Sciences, and their recommendations, which were on lines laid down by him, were finally adopted by Congress, and early in 1879 a law was passed establishing the United States Geological Survey as a Bureau of the Interior Department. King was appointed Director of the Survey by President Hayes, with the approval of the...
Sayfa 7 - Industry," a work which marked a new departure in geological reports. It was well characterized in these columns as " by itself a scientific manual of American precious metal mining and metallurgy, and an invaluable work of reference concerning the mode of occurrence of gold and silver.
Sayfa 5 - Yale, which he left in 186ii, a member of the first class that received a degree from that institution. At college he was devoted to athletic sports, and throughout all his life was distinguished for remarkable physical vigor and energy; even up to the time of his last illness he was in the habit of enduring fatigues that would have worn out men of half his years. The year following his graduation he set out on a horseback trip across the continent in order to study the then practically unknown Rocky...
Sayfa 6 - ... appearance, he was so successful in impressing Congress with the importance of ascertaining the character of the mineral resources of the country about to be opened that not only was a generous annual appropriation voted, but King was himself placed in charge, subject only to the administrative control of General AA Humphrey, as already mentioned.
Sayfa 9 - ... sources of information. On his arrival he at once visited the offices of the directors of the company organized for the selling of stock, and demanded peremptorily that all issues should be stopped. To a suggestion that his announcement of the fraudulent nature of the claim be delayed temporarily, he replied: "There is not money enough in the Bank of California to induce me to delay this announcement a single hour.
Sayfa 6 - ... Reaching California, he attached himself as a volunteer assistant to the state survey under JD Whitney. Later he was connected with parties under General McDowell in the examination of the mineral resources of the Mariposa grant. It was during this expedition that he and his companion were captured by Apaches, but were fortunately rescued just as the fires were being prepared for their torture. After the Civil War and the passage of the bill subsidizing the Pacific Railroad, King recognized that...
Sayfa 6 - ... examination of the mineral resources of the Mariposa grant. It was during this expedition that he and his companion were captured by Apaches, but were fortunately rescued just as the fires were being prepared for their torture. After the Civil War and the passage of the bill subsidizing the Pacific Railroad, King recognized that the time had come for carrying out his scheme for connecting the geology of the East with that of the West and making the cross section above referred to. With this project...
Sayfa 7 - AA Humphrey, as already mentioned. The published results of this survey we have already reviewed. As described by Emmons, from whose sketch most of what is here given of the personal history of King is quoted, " probably no more masterly summary of the great truths of geology had been made since the publication of Lyell's Principles.

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