Stanley Bowie

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Stanley Hay Umphray Bowie FRS (born 24 March 1917, in Bixter, Shetland - died 2008) was a Scottish geologist. He was considered a "world authority on uranium geology and a leader in the field of geochemistry and mineralogy".[1] He developed methods and tools to identify opaque minerals using micro-indentation hardness and optical reflectance. The mineral bowieite was so named in recognition of his work on identification of opaque minerals.


  1. ^ Davison, Phil (20 October 2008). "Stanley Bowie: Geochemist". Retrieved 31 May 2012.