Lugeon, Maurice

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Lugeon, Maurice Gender: M
born on 10 July 1870 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Poissy, France, 48n56, 2e03
Timezone LMT m2e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°02' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°54 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°58'

Maurice Lugeon (circa 1910)


Swiss geologist, and the pioneer of nappe tectonics. He was a pupil of Eugène Renevier. Named for Maurice Lugeon, the lugeon is a measure of transmissivity in rocks, determined by pressurized injection of water through a bore hole driven through the rock. One Lugeon (Lu) is equivalent to one litre of water per minute, injected into 1 metre of borehole at an injection pressure of 10 atmospheres.

He died on 23 October 1953, aged 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("the lugeon")