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Craig M. Merrihue

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Craig Morris Merrihue (8 July 1933, Schenectady, New York, USA - 14 March 1965, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA), physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory. He developed the 40Ar/39Ar argon dating technique for measuring the ages of meteorites. He died tragically in a mountain climbing accident.

The mineral merrihueite is named in his honor.


Further biographical information:
Pepin, R. and Reynolds, J. (1968) Craig Morris Merrihue 1933–1965. Meteoritics: 4: 1-6.
Image author/artist unknown. Use of the image here is considered fair use.
Photo ID: 1006160     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 1   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 676 x 1024 pixels (0.7 Mpix)

Irtysh River, Kazakhstan

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The Irtysh River, Kazakhstan. It is a major tributary of the Ob River. The Ob-Irtysh is the seventh longest river in the world.

The mineral irtyshite is named after the river. The section shown in the photo is some distance from the type locality, but is used for depiction.


Image obtained from Wikipedia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pavlodar-Fiume_Irtysh.JPG
Image author: Loris Romito - 2006
Photo ID: 1006148     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 4   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 3488 x 2616 pixels (9.1 Mpix)

Tarbagatai mountains, Kazakhstan

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The Tarbagatai mountain range, Kazakhstan.

The mineral tarbagataite is named after the mountains. This image is some distance from the type locality, but depicts the mountain range.


Image obtained from Wikipedia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Urzhar.JPG
Image author: Yakov Fedorov
Copyright: © Yakov Fedorov      Photo ID: 1006100     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 4   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 5472 x 3648 pixels (20.0 Mpix)

Saryarka, Kazakshtan

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Saryarka, Kazakshtan, a region of steppe, wetlands, and lakes. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, containing two nature reserves that are important stops for millions of migratory birds.

The mineral saryarkite-(Y) is named after the region.


Image obtained from Wikipedia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astana-steppe-7748.jpg
Image author: Vmenkov
Copyright: © Vmenkov      Photo ID: 1006063     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 4   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 1600 x 1200 pixels (1.9 Mpix)

Ivan I. Bok

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Ivan Ivanovich Bok (Иван Иванович Бок) (10 October 1898, Belebey, Bashkortostan, Russian Empire - 30 September 1983, Leningrad, USSR), geologist, Institute of Geosciences, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan and instructor, Sverdlovsk Mining Institute (then Kazakhstan Mining and Metallurgical Institute).

The mineral bokite is named in his honor.


Further biographical information:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%91%D0%BE%D0%BA,_%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD_%D0%98%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87 - Russian Wikipedia

Image obtained from:
http://nblib.library.kz/elib/Journal/%D0%93%D0%95%D0%9E%D0%9B%D0%9E%D0%93%D0%98%D0%AF%E2%84%963/%D0%AD.%D0%AE.%D0%A1%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%82%D0%BC%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0.pdf
Image author unknown. Use of the image here is considered fair use.
Photo ID: 1005945     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 1   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 878 x 1169 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

Betpak-Dala desert, Kazakhstan

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Betpak-Dala desert region in Kazakhstan, in 2007.

The mineral betpakdalite-CaCa is named after the region.


Image obtained from Wikipedia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Betpack-Dala.JPG
Image author: Nikolay Yushnikov
Photo ID: 1005898     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 4   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 2591 x 1400 pixels (3.6 Mpix)

Kyzylkum desert, Uzbekistan

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The Kyzylkum desert, Uzbekistan, in 2012. It is the 15th largest desert in the world at nearly 300,000 km2.

The mineral kyzylkumite is named after the area.

Image obtained from Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stupid_dream/9594340711
Image author Prashant Ram.
Copyright: © Prashant Ram      Photo ID: 1005886     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 7   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 4928 x 3264 pixels (16.1 Mpix)

Gani A. Mavlyanov

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Gani Arifkhanovich Mavlyanov (Гани Арифханович Мавлянов) (15 January 1910, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - 1988, Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Academician for his contributions to the understanding of the geology of Uzbekistan. He was the first director of both the Institute of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology and the Institute of Seismology.

The mineral mavlyanovite is named in his honor.


Further biographical information and photo obtained from:
http://seismos-u.ifz.ru/personal/pdf/GeoRisk_Tashkent_2016.pdf - The Role of Academic G.A. Mavlyanov in Development of Seismology in Uzbekistan, GeoRisk, 2017.
https://eurekamag.com/research/018/979/018979448.php - Rashidov, T.R., et. al. (1989) Gani Arifkhanovich Mavlyanov; his 80th birthday. Uzbekiston Geologiya Zhurnali = Uzbekskiy Geologicheskiy Zhurnal: 1989(6): 73-75.

Photo originally from Soviet Life, August 1983. Its use here is considered fair use.
Photo ID: 1005819     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 1   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 906 x 1078 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

Liskeard, U.K.

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The community of Liskeard, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, an ancient stannery or tin mining town.

The mineral liskeardite is named after the town.


Image obtained from Wikipedia:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Guildhall,_Market_Street,_Liskeard_-_geograph.org.uk_-_666030.jpg
Attribution: Humphrey Bolton / The Guildhall, Market Street, Liskeard / CC BY-SA 2.0
Copyright: © Humphrey Bolton      Photo ID: 1005815     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 2   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 439 x 640 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

Adrian C. Wright

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Adrian Carl Wright (b. 1944), Emeritus Professor of Amorphous Solid-State Physics at the University of Reading, UK. He is an expert on glasses and his work was important for understanding processes in volcanic glass systems.

The mineral wrightite is named in his honor.


Further biographical information:
https://ceramics.org/award-winners/adrian-wright-2 - American Ceramic Society

Image courtesy of A. C. Wright.
Copyright: © Adrian C. Wright      Photo ID: 1005806     Uploaded by: Ronnie Van Dommelen   View Count: 3   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 1241 x 1861 pixels (2.3 Mpix)
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