The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Eck, Heinrich
ECK, Heinrich, German geologist: b.
Gleiwitz, Silesia, 1837. He received his education
at the University of Breslau; took part in
the geological survey in Thuringia and Silesia
in 1862, from 1866 to 1871 he was lecturer at
the mining school in Berlin and in the latter
year was appointed professor of mineralogy
and geology at the Stuttgart Polytechnic Institute.
He made numerous investigations dealing
mostly with Triassic deposits, the results of
which appeared in the publications of the
German Geological Society. His principal works
are ‘Ueber die Formationen des bunten
Sandsteins und des Muschelkalks in Oberschlesien
und ihre Versteinerungen’ (1865);
und Umgegend,” in ‘Abhandlungen zur
geologischen Spezialkarte von Preussen’ (Vol.
I, 1872): ‘Das Erdbeben in der Gegend
zwischen Strassburg, Forbach . . . am 11 June
1887’ (1892); ‘Verzeichnis der
mineralogischen, geognostischen, vorgeschichtlichen
und balneographischen Litteratur von Baden,
Württemberg, Hohenzollern’ . . . (1880;
with additions in 1901).