JOHANN GOTTLOB LEHMANN (?-1767) ,German mineralogist and geologist, was educated at Berlin where he took his degree of
See also:doctor of
See also:medicine . He became a teacher of
See also:mineralogy and
See also:mining in that city, and was afterwards (1761) appointed
See also:professor of chemistry and director of the imperial museum at St
See also:Petersburg . While distinguished for his chemical and mineralogical researches, he may also be regarded as one of the pioneers in
See also:geological investigation . Although he accepted the view of a universal deluge, he gave in 1756 careful descriptions of the rocks and stratified formations in Prussia, and introduced the now
See also:familiar terms Zechstein and
See also:Rothes Todtliegendes (Rothliegende) for subdivisions of the strata since grouped as
See also:Permian . His chief observations were published in Versuch einer Geschichte von Flotz-Geburgen, betre$end deren Entstehung, Lage, darinne befindliche Metallen, Mineralien and Fossilien (1756) . He died at St Petersburg on the 22nd of
See also:January 1767 .
PETER MARTIN ORLA LEHMANN (1810-187o)
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