Adolph Knopf

Geologist, Author

1882 – 1966

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Who was Adolph Knopf?

Adolph Knopf was an American geologist. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, he held professional appointments at the United States Geological Survey, Yale University, and Stanford University. He was primarily a petrologist and mineralogist, though later in his career contributed to geochronology. He performed much of his field work in the western United States, investigating mineral deposits in Alaska, the Boulder Batholith in Montana, and the Gold Country of California.

Knopf was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as President of the Geological Society of America in 1944 and received its Penrose Medal in 1966. His second wife, Eleanora Knopf, was a notable geologist and frequent collaborator.

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Born
Dec 2, 1882
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Nov 23, 1966
Palo Alto

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on July 23, 2013

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