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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
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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 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
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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
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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: age 80
    • Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist
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    John Muir
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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
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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: 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: age 84
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Geologist
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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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    Eugene Merle Shoemaker
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    Eugene Merle Shoemaker, also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1928-1997)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Geologist, Astronomer
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    Richard Mourdock
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    Richard Earl Mourdock was the 53rd treasurer of the state of Indiana, serving from February 10, 2007, to August 29, 2014. Running with the support of the Tea Party movement, he defeated six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the May 2012 Republican primary election. He lost the November 6, ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Wauseon, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Geologist
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    John Wesley Powell
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    John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1834-1902)
    • Birthplace: Mount Morris, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Soldier, Geologist, Explorer
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    Carl Reichenbach
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    Baron Dr. Carl Ludwig von Reichenbach was a notable chemist, geologist, metallurgist, naturalist, industrialist and philosopher, and a member of the prestigious Prussian Academy of Sciences. He is best known for his discoveries of several chemical products of economic importance, extracted from tar, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1788-1869)
    • Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Profession: Business magnate, Chemist, Astrologer, Geologist, Philosopher
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    Bruce C. Murray
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    Bruce C. Murray was born November 30, 1931 in New York, NY. He is a professor emeritus of planetary science and geology at Caltech and was Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from April 1, 1976 to June 30, 1982. He received his Ph.D. in geology from MIT in 1955 and was employed by Standard Oil of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1931-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Charles Lyell
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    Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism—the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same processes still in operation today.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1797-1875)
    • Birthplace: Angus, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist, Lawyer
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    Henry Fairfield Osborn
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    Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. ForMemRS was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenist, and the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1857-1935)
    • Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Paleontologist, Conservationist, Geologist
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    James Hall
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    James Hall was a geologist and mountaineer.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1811-1898)
    • Birthplace: Hingham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Paleontologist, Geologist
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    J. J. Stevenson

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    J. J. Stevenson
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    John James Stevenson was an American geologist, born in New York City. He graduated at New York University in 1863, became professor of chemistry at West Virginia University for two years, then served as professor of geology at New York University until 1909. In 1873-74 and 1878-80 he was geologist on ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1841-1924)
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Nicolas Steno
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    Nicolas Steno was a Danish scientist, a pioneer in both anatomy and geology who became Catholic bishop in his later years. Steno was trained in the classical texts on science; however, by 1659 he seriously questioned accepted knowledge of the natural world. Importantly he questioned explanations for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1638-1686)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Profession: Anatomist, Geologist
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    John Ross Mackay, OC, FRSC was a Canadian geographer. He is most noted for his explorations of permafrost phenomena in the western Canadian Arctic. His 40 plus years of study has enabled the building of pipeline operations and petroleum explorations in areas of frozen ground. The Royal Society of Canada ...more

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    • Birthplace: Taiwan, Taiwan
    • Profession: Geologist
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    Anthony Hallam

    Professor Anthony Hallam, aka Tony Hallam, is a British geologist, palaeontologist and writer. His research interests concentrate on the Jurassic Period, with particular reference to stratigraphy, sea level changes and palaeontology. He is also interested in mass extinctions, especially the end Triassic ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist
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