Sir James Hall, Scottish chemist and geologist, c 1825.

Sir James Hall, Scottish chemist and geologist, c 1825.
3 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm

Description

Pen and ink sketch of Sir James Hall (1761-1832), 4th Baronet of Dunglas. Hall discovered that by heating calcium carbonate under presure a rock substance similar to marble is formed. His work on the creation of rocks also proved that igneous rocks in Scotland had been produced under heat.

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