S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Macco, Mr Albrecht (geology)

Born: 1872, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Albrecht Macco was Koenigliche Berginspector (Royal Mining Inspector) at Stassfurt, Germany, during the early years of the twentieth century. In 1904 he published a paper on the iron ore deposits at Lake Superior, North America, in the Zeitschrift fuer praktische Geologie.He became a member of the South African Philosophical Society in 1905, but his membership lapsed when it became the Royal Society of South Africa in 1908. In 1906 he was a member also of the Geological Society of South Africa and of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Several publications by him related to the mineral resources of German South West Africa (now Namibia) and of South Africa, for example, "Die nutzbaren Bodenschaetze der deutschen Schutzgebiete" (The usable mineral resources of the German colonies, Zeitschrift fuer praktische Geologie, 1903); "Deutsch S.W. Afrikas mineralische Bodenschaetze" (Mineral resources of German South West Africa, Deutsche Kolonialzeitung, 1903), a discussion on a paper by C. Schmeisser*; "Suedafrikanische Diamanten" (South African diamonds, Zeitschrift fuer Praktische Geologie, 1905); "Die Blue Ground Vorkommen in S.A." (The occurrence of blue ground in South Africa, Monatsberichte der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 1907); and Die Aussichten des Bergbaues in Deutsch-Suedwestafrika (The outlook for mining in German South West Africa; Berlin, 1907, 79p), the latter dealing with the mines and mineral resources of the territory.

List of sources:
Geological Society of South Africa. Transactions, 1906, Vol. 10, list of members.

Google scholar. http://scholar.google.co.za Publications by A. Macco.

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

Hugo, P.J., Schalk, K.E.L. & Barnes, S.J. Bibliography of South West African/Namibian earth science. Windhoek: Geological Survey, 1983.

National Union Catalogue, pre-1956 imprints. London: Mansell, 1968-1980.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1905/6, list of members.

South African Philosophical Society. Transactions, 1906-1907, Vol. 16 and 17: Lists of members.

Compiled by: C. Plug