Josiah Edward Spurr

Happy Birthday to Mr. Spurr, a famous geologist who came to Alaska and the Yukon to explore in 1896 and his geology papers and books were used by many in the goldrush to help find gold.
Mount Spurr volcano in Alaska, the mineral spurrite, and the lunar crater Spurr are all named after him. In this old photo Mr Spurr is in the center.



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