The New International Encyclopædia/Groth, Paul

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GROTH, Paul (1843—). A German mineralogist. He was born at Magdeburg, and was educated at Freiberg and Berlin. After lecturing at the mining school and at the University of Berlin, he successively occupied the chair of mineralogy at Strassburg and Munich, where he was appointed custodian of the royal mineralogical collections. In 1877 he founded at Leipzig the important periodical Zeitschrift für Krystallographie und Mineralogie. His writings, chiefly on mineralogy and crystallography, include: Tabellarische Uebersicht der Mineralien nach ihren krystallographisch-chemischen Beziehungen geordnet (3d ed. 1889); Physikalische Krystallographie (3d ed. 1895); and Grundriss der Edelsteinkunde (1887).