Tuesday, 23 April 2013

George Barrow (1853-1932). Geologist with the Geological Survey of Great Britain.

George Barrow (1853-1932). Geologist with the Geological Survey of Great Britain.
BGS image ID: P575833
George Barrow (1853-1932). Geologist with the Geological Survey of Great Britain. 

Worked at igneous and structural problems in the Eastern Highlands. He was the first to recognize and map zones of progressive metamorphism in the Dalradian of North-East Scotland, the 'Barrovian Zones'. Each zone was identified by the appearance of a set of distinctive index minerals. His work led to the present concept of metamorphic grade. 

Later in his career he became the District Geologist for London with a particular interest in water-supply and in the construction and maintenance of railways.

Another picture when he was in Scotland: The Bandits Lair.

Bob McIntosh

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