Abstract

FUNCTION OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS DURING AND AFTER THE WAR

BY CHAS. H. BEHRE, JR.

Judged by the actual situation at present, and omitting the many uses, not generally well known to the profession, to which geologists have been put for strictly military purposes, there are now numerous outlets for economic geologists in services connected with the war. In what follows, reference is made only to strictly economic work, since other phases of geologic application have been discussed elsewhere. Geologists have been extensively used by the State and Federal geological surveys, by various government mineral production and control agencies specifically created for the war (Board of Economic Warfare, War Production Board, etc.), and by various branches requiring advice dealing with mineral production or resources (intelligence branches of various military services, State Department, etc.). Conspicuous facts include: the fact that very able men have been usable, regardless of their field of specialization; . . .

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