Georgius Agricola


  He was a German metallurgist who wrote De Re Metallica, a famous Latin reference on mining and metallurgy, which was translated into English by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover. In this work Agricola included a description of metals known at that time, including early references to bismuth, antimony, zinc, arsenic, fluorspar, and even cobalt ores.  


  1. "Agricola" article in the Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma

  2. Photographs of Chemnitz, Germany

  3. Photographs of Glauchau, Germany

  4. Photograph of bust in the Deutsches Museum in Munich (München), Germany

  5. Photographs of Zeitz, Germany

  6. Photographs of Jachymov, Czech Republic

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