S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Shaw, F G (geology)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

F.G. Shaw, Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS) and associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (AMICE), presumably visited southern Africa during the eighteen-nineties. He wrote three papers on the geology of the goldfields of the subcontinent: "Witwatersrand banket beds" was published in the Proceedings of the Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa (1894, Vol. 1, pp. 34-40). The other two papers both appeared in the Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) and dealt with "Auriferous conglomerates of the Witwatersrand" (1893) and "The gold-fields of Matabeleland" (1896).


List of sources:
Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1894-1897, Vol. 1.

Royal Society of London. Catalogue of scientific papers [1800-1900]. London: Royal Society, 1867-1925.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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