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August Heinrich Decker
DECKER, August Heinrich.

DECKER, August Heinrich.
(1685 - 1752)

(Born: 1685; Died: 1752) Prussian mining expert.

Royal Prussian Mining Commissioner at Wettin. He built a large mineral collection of over 6,000 specimens.

Biographical references: NDB. WBI. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 167.

Vollständigen Mineralienkabinett, welches verschiedene Kenner zusammengebracht, und zulezt ... August Heinrich Decker besessen. (Halle, 1753).
See under: Lange, Johann Joachim.

1. German, 1780 [Sale catalog].
Verzeichniß einer sehr beträchtlichen Mineralien-Sammlung, welche aus allen Theilen des Erdbodens zusammenbegracht worden sind ... August Heinrich Decker ... Halle, 1780.

8°: [8], 112 p.

Very rare. Description of the mineralogical portion of Decker's natural history cabinet, which was put up for sale in August 1780 by his heirs.

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