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Howe, J.A.. Dick, A.B.. Geological Museum. 1914. A handbook to the collection of kaolin, china-clay and china-stone in the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street, London, SW. - London: HMSO
 
Howe, J.A.. Dick, A.B.. Geological Museum. 1914. A handbook to the collection of kaolin, china-clay and china-stone in the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street, London, SW. - London: HMSO
  
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| 1833 || Born May 31st at Edinburgh; son of John Dick, head of an old Edinburgh family and a Bailie of the City. Educated at Edinburgh High School (fellow pupil of the Geikies). On leaving school, became apprenticed to Dr. George Wilson, Regius Professor of Techno
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| 1851 || Left Edinburgh to become assistant to Dr. Percy at newly formed School of Mines. Chief work on chemistry of metals, especially iron and lead. Results incorporated in Percy’s Memoirs. Also published papers on the Cleveland Iron Ore, The metallurgy of coppe
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| 1855 || Michael Faraday exhibited at the Royal Institution a large sample of metallic aluminium prepared by Dick for the first time from cryolite.
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| 1856 || Left School of Mines for appointment as chemist to Messrs. Walker, Parker and Co. lead and zinc smelters and refiners of Bagillt, North Wales. Later commissioned to investigate lead and iron ores of Spain.
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| 1872 || Married.
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| 1875 || Returned to London. Renewed associations with Jermyn Street Museum. Devised improved microscope (account published 1888).
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| 1887 || Published in “Nature”, “Zircon and other minerals contained in sand”.
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| 1888 || Teall figured some of Dick’s preparations in “British Petrography”.
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| 1889 || Further paper on heavy minerals in sands and clays. First to detect and describe crystalline kaolinite.
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| 1894 || Described “Geikielite” a new titanite of iron from Ceylon.
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| 1924 || Elected Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh Geological Society.
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| 1925 || Contributed paper on the foraminifera Bathysyphon.
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| 1926 || Died June 12th at Hampstead.
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