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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 683 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARL JOHANN BERNHARD KARSTEN (1782-1853), German mineralogist, was born at Butzow in Mecklenburg, on the 26th of November 1782. He was author of several comprehensive works, including Handbuch der Eisenhuttenkunde (2 vols., 1816; 3rd ed.,1841); SystemderMetallurgiegeschichtlich,statistisch, theorelisch and technisch (5 vols. with atlas, 1831–1832); Lehrbuch der Salinenkunde (2 vols., 1846–1847). He was well known as editor of the Archiv fur Bergbau and Huttenwesen (20 vols., 1818–1831); and (with, H. von Dechen) of the Archiv fur Mineralogie; Geognosie, Bergbau and Hiittenkunde (26 vols., 1829-1854). He died at Berlin on the 22nd of August 1853. His son, Dr Hermann Karsten (1809-1877), was professor of mathematics and physics in the university of Rostock.
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