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Karl Johann Bernhard Karsten

Karl Johann Bernhard Karsten (26 November 1782 – 22 August 1853) was a German mineralogist.

He was born at Bützow in Mecklenburg.

He was author of several comprehensive works, including Handbuch der Eisenhiittenkunde (2 vols., 1816; 3rd ed., 1841); System der Metallurgie, geschichtlich, statistisch, theoretisch wnd technisch (5 vols. with atlas, 1831-1832); Lehrbuch der Salinenkunde (2 vols., 1846-1847). He was well known as editor of the Archmfiir Bergbau und Huttenwesen (20 vols., 1818-1831); and (with Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen) of the Archiv fur Mineralogie, Geognosie, Bergbau und Hitttenkunde (26 vols., 1829-1854). He died at Berlin in 1853.

His son, Dr. Hermann Karsten (1809-1877), was professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Rostock.


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