Alphonse Briart

Geologist, Deceased Person

1825 – 1898

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Who was Alphonse Briart?

Alphonse Briart was supervisor of the coal mines at Bascoup and Mariemont near Morlanwelz in the Hainaut province of Belgium, and a geologist who studied that region. During the period 1863-1896 he and Francois Cornet published a number of books and papers describing fossils and geological structures found near Mons. They devised theories - now generally accepted - as to the geological history of the region. After Cornet's death in 1887, Briart continued to write alone.

The mineral Briartite is named for his grandson, Gaston Briart.

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Born
1825
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Died
1898

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on July 23, 2013

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