It’s a Golden Oldies weekend, with a Geoscientist of the Week I first described back in 2014.
The US Geological Survey has said almost everything that needs to be said about this man: “George F. Kunz (1856-1932) [was] a mineralogist and gemologist, gentleman explorer, and employee of the USGS and Tiffany & Co.”
That’s pretty awesome.
The great dramas of money, power, history, and beauty all figured in Dr. Kunz’s life.
And until reading this, unless you happen to be a specialist or know a certain kind of New Yorker, you have probably never heard of him.