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BALL, Harold William (<i>born</i> 1926), Keeper of Palæontology, British Museum (Natural History), 1966–86

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 151 words.

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basanite

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An extrusive, mafic igneous rock consisting of a feldspathoid mineral (nepheline, analcite, or leucite), olivine, plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, and minor accessory minerals. Essentially,...

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BISHOP, Arthur Clive (<i>born</i> 1930), Deputy Director, British Museum (Natural History), 1982–89, and Keeper of Mineralogy, 1975–89

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 201 words.

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chalcedony

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Earth Sciences and Geography.

A mineral consisting of a microcrystalline variety of quartz. It occurs in several forms, including a large number of semiprecious gemstones; for example, sard, carnelian, jasper, onyx,...

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COCKS, Leonard Robert Morrison (<i>born</i> 1938), Keeper of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum (formerly British Museum (Natural History)), 1986–98

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 231 words.

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FLEET, Andrew James (<i>born</i> 1950), Keeper of Mineralogy, 1996–2015, and Assistant Director of Science, 2013–15, Natural History Museum

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 218 words.

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graphite

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Mineral—a form of carbon—used as the ‘lead’ in pencils, among other purposes. It is mined in various parts of the world and can also be made synthetically.

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MacLEOD, Norman (<i>born</i> 1953), Dean, Post-graduate Education and Training, Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, since 2012

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 310 words.

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MONRO, Stuart Kinnaird (<i>born</i> 1947), Scientific Director: Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 2004–14; Scottish (formerly Edinburgh) Consortium for Rural Research, since 2009

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Earth Sciences and Geography; History of Art; Arts and Humanities; Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections. 241 words.

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onyx

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Art.

A mixture of chalcedonic (see chalcedony) silica SiO2 and hydrous silica SiO2.nH2O; occurs as flat, banded varieties with white, grey, brown, red, and black bands.

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