Pentti Eskola

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Pentti Eskola
Pentti Eskola (1883–1964).jpg
Born 8 January 1883
Died 6 December 1964 (1964-12-07) (aged 81)
Nationality Finnish
Citizenship Finland
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Known for Metamorphic facies
Awards Penrose Medal (1951)
Vetlesen Prize (1964)
Wollaston Medal (1958)
Scientific career
Fields Petrology
Influenced Akiho Miyashiro

Pentti Eelis Eskola (8 January 1883 – 6 December 1964) was a Finnish geologist who developed the concept of metamorphic facies. He won the Wollaston Medal in 1958, the Vetlesen Prize in 1964, and was given a state funeral upon his death.[1] The mineral eskolaite is named in his honor.

Eskola was a student of Wilhelm Ramsay.[2]


  1. ^ Lamont-Doherty The Vetlesen Prize. Accessed 7 May 2012.
  2. ^ Haapala, I. (2005). "Chapter 17: History of Finnish bedrock research". In Lehtinen, Martti; Nurmi, Pekka A.; Rämö, Tapani. Precambrian Geology of Finland. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp. 683–701. ISBN 9780080457598.