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Gaston Briart

Gaston Briart was a Belgian geologist and mining engineer who worked and studied rock formations at Prince Léopold Mine, Kipushi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The mineral Briartite, discovered in Kipushi in 1965, is named in his honour.


J.J. Lhoest, Famous mineral localities: The Kipushi mine, Zaire in Mineralogical Record volume 26, Number 3: May-June 1995 p.163

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Prince Léopold Mine