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Francis Chamberlain Partridge

Francis Chamberlain Partridge, South African mineralogist (Cape Town 23 November 1903 – Pretoria 28 July 1939)

Described mineral species arandisite

A new tin mineral from South-West Africa. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 37:205-11, 1934

First to report properties of trevorite in reflected light

Trevorite and a suggested new-nickel bearing silicate from Bon Accord, Sheba siding, Barberton District. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 46:119-26, 1944


With S.H. Haughton. The meteorite fall of Macibini, Zululand. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. africa 41:205-10, 1939

With O.R. Van Eeden, L.E. Kent & J.W. Brandt. The mineral deposits of the Murchison Range, East of Leysdorp (1939)

Note on Durban beach sands. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 41:175, 1938

Note on green micas (chrome muscovite) of northeastern Transvaal. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 39:457-60, 1937

With T.W. Gevers & G.K. Joubert. The pegmatite area south of the Orange River in Namaqualand (1937)

A contribution to the mineralogy of the Potgietersrust tinfields. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 39:461-4, 1936

The identification of kimberlite and kimberlite minerals by spectroscopic and other methods. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 37:205-11, 1934

Methods of handling and determnination of detrital grains and crushed rock fragments. Am. Mineral 19(10):482-7, 1934

With C.M. Schwellnus, D.J.l. Visser, G.K. Joubert, J. Willemse et al. Corundum in the Union of South Africa (1934)

The andalusite sands of the western Transvaal (1934)

With W. Kupferburger. Note on the occurrence of cinnabar in the Pretoria district. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa 36:117-20, 1933

The study of the heavy mineral content of several Cape formations. M.Sc thesis, University of Cape Town (1924)


Partridgeite De Villiers 1943 (Mineral)