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YOUNG, George Albert.

(1878 – 1947)

(Born: 1878; Died: 1947) Canadian geologist & mineralogist.

Young was an economic and structural geologist. He worked in the Geological Survey of Canada from 1904, rising to the position of Chief Geologist in 1924. He did notable work in the minerals and geology of the Precambrian Shield.

Biographical references: ABA: I 1800, 399; II 693, 440. Alcock, F.J., "Retirement of G.A. Young, chief geologist, Geological Survey of Canada", Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Bulletin, 34 (1943), 240-1. American Men of Science, 6th edition (1938). Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 2476-7. Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada: 42 (1948), 125-6, portrait. WBI.

1. English, 1909 [First edition].
Canada | Department Of Mines | Geological Survey Branch. | [...2 lines of names...] | A Descriptive Sketch | Of The | Geology, And Economic Minerals | Of | Canada. | By | G.A. Young | [rule] | Introduction | By | R.W. Brock, | Director of Geological Survey. | [ornament] | Ottawa | Government Printing Bureau. | 1909 | No. 1085.

8°: [1]-151 p., 82 photographic plates. Page size: 248 x 164 mm.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3], "Contents."; [4], Blank.; [5-6], "Illustrations."; Frontispiece: "Chaudière Falls, Ottawa."; [1]-22, "... Part I. | Introduction."-by R.W. Brock.; [Plate 2].; 23-146, "Part II. | A Descriptive Sketch | Of The | Geology, And Economic Minerals | Of | Canada | By | G.A. Young."; [147]-151, "Index."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], "... Publications | Of | Special Economic Interest."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. With an introduction written by R.W. Brock. This work summarizes the geological investigations and mineral developments that have taken place since the time of the founding of the Geological Survey of Canada.

Second edition, 1926: Geology and Economic Minerals of Canada. Ottawa, Government Printing Bureau 1926. c250 p., illus., maps.

Third edition, 1947: Geology and Economic Minerals of Canada (Third Edition). Ottawa, ON, Canada, Mines and Geology Branch, Canada Department of Mines and Resources, 1947. 357 p., illus.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

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