David Ferguson

Geologist, Deceased Person

1857 – 1936

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Who was David Ferguson?

David Ferguson was a Scottish explorer, mining engineer and prospector.

An alumnus of the University of Glasgow, he is most known for explorations in Antarctica on private geological survey expeditions for the Scottish company, Christian Salvesen between 1911 and 1915. His notebooks indicate voyages to South Georgia Island and the South Shetland Islands between 1912 and 1915; the Falkland Islands, Zambesi and Bulawayo between 1901 and 1903; Iran; Newfoundland; and mining surveys in Scotland. He is credited with naming several geographic locations in the south Atlantic region and Antarctica, and Ferguson Peak on South Georgia was named in his honour.

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Born
1857
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • University of Glasgow
Died
1936

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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