Giovanni Arduino


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Arduino was a Venetian mining engineer, who devised a classification of the rocks of northern Italy, later adopted by T. O. Bergman, A. G. Werner, etc. He distinguished between the Primary (mountain mica-slates), Secondary (mountain limestones, with marine fossils), and Tertiary rocks (fossiliferous valley sediments).

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