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Samuel Franklin Emmons
(1841 - 1911)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society




Founding member.  President 1883.  Honorary member 1902

  • Geologist

  • Graduate, Harvard College 1861, Ecole des Mines, Paris, Bargakademie, Freiberg, Germany

  • Member of the scientific corps of Clarence King's Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel

  • Geologist in charge of the Rocky Mountain Division, U.S. Geological Survey

  • Author of classic reports on the Comstock Lode, Virginia City, Nevada and the Leadville District, Colorado

  • Three fossils named for Emmons

from Presidents of the Colorado Scientific Society

Additional Reading

Hague, Arnold, 1912, Biographical Memoir of Samuel Franklin Emmons 1841-1911: National Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs, part of Volume VII, p. 309-334, 1 fig.