Daniel Barringer

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1860 – 1929

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Who was Daniel Barringer?

Daniel Moreau Barringer was a geologist best known as the first person to prove the existence of an impact crater on the Earth, the Meteor Crater in Arizona. The site has been renamed the Barringer Crater in his honor, although this name might mainly be used by the scientific community.

Daniel Barringer, the son of Daniel Moreau Barringer and the nephew of Rufus Barringer, graduated from Princeton University in 1879 at the age of 19, and in 1882 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Law. He later studied geology and mineralogy at Harvard University and at the University of Virginia, respectively.

In 1892, Barringer, along with his friend Richard A. F. Penrose, Jr., and others, purchased a gold and silver mine near Cochise, Arizona. Later, Barringer also discovered the Commonwealth Silver Mine in Pearce, Arizona. These mining ventures made him a wealthy man.

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Born
May 25, 1860
Raleigh
Also known as
  • 丹尼尔·巴林杰
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • France
Education
  • Princeton University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Harvard University
Died
Nov 30, 1929
Philadelphia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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