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Felipe Naranjo y Garza
(1809-1877)

Felipe Naranjo y Garza ( 1809-1877), was a famous Spanish mining engineer, mineralogist and Professor of Mineralogy at the School of Mining Engineering in Madrid. Naranjo was the author of one of the first modern mineralogies written in Spanish: Elementos de Mineralogía General, Industrial y Agrícola ("Elements of General, Industrial and Agricultural Mineralogy"), published in Madrid in 1862.

In 1859, Naranjo donated a collection of 701 mineral specimens to the school of Mines in Madrid. In the early 1870s he donated about 500 mineral and rock specimens to the Colegio del Salvador, a Jesuit private school for secondary education founded in 1871 in Zaragoza, Spain. The Colegio maintained a natural history collection, including several thousand mineral specimens, for the benefit of students studying there.
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