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)
Citizenship Finland
Nationality Finnish
Fields Petrology
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Known for Metamorphic facies
Influenced Akiho Miyashiro
Notable awards Penrose Medal (1951)
Vetlesen Prize (1964)
Wollaston Medal (1958)

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.