S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Wood, Mr John (mining engineering?)

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

John Wood was a member of the Geological Society of South Africa by 1897, but his membership had lapsed by 1899. He and A. Ortlepp published a Map of the Rand Goldfields (London, 1898) on a scale of 2500 feet to the inch (1:30 000). A Transvaal edition of the map was published in Johannesburg in 1899 on a very similar scale of 200 Cape roods to the inch (1:29750). It contained detailed mining and cadastral information.

This John Wood should not be confused with a contemporary John Wood*, who was a naturalist and fossil collector at East London.

List of sources:
Geological Society of South Africa. Transactions, 1897, Vol. 2, list of members.

Hall, A.L. A bibliography of South African geology to the end of 1920. Pretoria: Geological Survey, Memoir No. 18, 1922.

Compiled by: C. Plug