Henry Clifton Sorby, British geologist and metallurgist, late 19th century.
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Henry Clifton Sorby, British geologist and metallurgist, late 19th century.

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Henry Clifton Sorby (1826-1908) was the developer of the petrological thin section technique. This allowed rocks to be examined under the microscope and the constituent minerals to be examined in transmitted light. Sorby also discovered the crystalline structure of steel.
 

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