Cornet, Jules

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Cornet, Jules Gender: M
born on 4 March 1865 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place La Louvière, Belgium, 50n28, 4e11
Timezone LMT m4e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°40' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 27°45'

Jules Cornet (Monument)
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Belgian geologist who taught at the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, which was named École des Mines at the time. He prospected in the Congo and more particularly in Katanga, where he discovered immense riches. A mineral discovered in this region now bears his name: Cornetite. He and his team were given a very detailed map of the main copper deposits in the region, part of which was used to finance other shipments.

He was attached to the expedition Bia-Franqui (1891-1893). He died on 17 May 1929, aged 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Lescaut. Born in Saint-Vaast, today merged into La Louvière.


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer