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Famous Male Geologists

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List of famous male geologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male geologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being geologists. There are thousand of males working as geologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic geologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a geologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Walter B. Jones and Anthony J. Naldrett.

While this isn't a list of all male geologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male geologists?" and "Who are the best male geologists?"
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    Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)
    • Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist, Geologist, Writer
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    George Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    George Gibbs was an American ethnologist, naturalist and geologist who contributed to the study of the languages of indigenous peoples in Washington Territory. Known for his expertise on Native American customs and languages, Gibbs participated in numerous treaty negotiations between the U.S. government ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1815-1873)
    • Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Geologist, Ethnologist
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    John Bidwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1819-1900)
    • Birthplace: New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Scientist, Geologist, Writer
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    Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico. In December 1972, as one of the crew on board Apollo 17, Schmitt became the first member of NASA's first scientist-astronaut group to fly in space. As Apollo 17 ...more

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    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: USA, New Mexico, Santa Rita
    • Profession: Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist
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    John Muir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1838-1914)
    • Birthplace: Dunbar, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Environmentalist, Inventor, Scientist, Geologist, Writer, + more
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    James F. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    James Francis Reilly, II, Ph.D. is an American geologist and a former NASA astronaut who has flown on three space shuttle missions: STS-89, STS-104 and STS-117. He was born at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Geologist
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    Colin J. Campbell, PhD Oxford is a retired British petroleum geologist who predicted that oil production would peak by 2007. He claims the consequences of this are uncertain but drastic, due to the world's dependency on fossil fuels for the vast majority of its energy. His theories have received wide ...more

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    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Anthony R. Barringer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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    Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer was a Canadian/American geophysicist. He made numerous contributions to mineral exploration technology. His most famous work was the development of the INPUT airborne electromagnetic system, which has been credited in the discovery of tens of billions of dollars' worth of ore ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1925-2009)
    • Profession: Inventor, Geologist
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