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August Brunlechner

(1849 - 1916)

(Born: Leoben, Austria, 30 May 1849; Died: Klagenfurt, Austria, 24 April 1916) Austrian mining engineer & mineral collector.

Brunlechner attended the Mining Academy in Chemnitz, Hungary, and the Mining Academy in Leoben, where in 1872 he became an assistant professor of mining and manufacture. He worked at the mercury mines of Indria, before being appointed to the Mining School in Klagenfurt in 1879. In 1899 he also took on the role of custodian to the school's museum.

Biographical references: DBA: II 187, 355. Meixner, Mineralogischen Erforschung Kärntens, 1951. Österreich Biographisches Lexikon. WBI.

1. German, 1884.
Die Minerale | Des | Herzogthums Kärnten. | Von | August Brunlechner. | Professor der Bergschule in Klagenfurt. | Mit Einer Karte. | Klagenfurt. | Verlag Von Ferd. V. Kleinmayr. | 1884.

8°: π4 1-88 91; 69l.; [i]-vi, [2], [1]-130 p., one folding map ("Karte von Kärntern"). Page size: 228 x 155 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii], Dedication to Victor Ritter von Zeparovich.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-vi, Preface, signed August Brunlechner, December 1883.; [1 pg], "Literatur-Verzeichniss."; [1 pg], "Abkürzungen."; [1]-112, Text.; [113]-130, "Verzeichniss | der | Mineral-Fundorte in Kärnten."; [At end], One folding map.

Scarce. A topographical mineralogy describing the minerals found in the area of Carinthia in Austria. It is designed as a collector's guide and contains a good map of the area.

Bibliographical references: BL [7106.h.19.(4.)]. Milojevic, Geoloska Bibliografija Jugoslavije, 1952.

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