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Darwin Correspondence Project

Thomas Belt


Geologist, naturalist, and mining engineer. Member of Tyneside Naturalists’ Field Club. Joined the Australian gold rush in 1852, and studied geology. Returned to England in 1862 and established himself as a consultant mining engineer; worked in Nova Scotia, Wales, Nicaragua (1868–72), Siberia and southern Russia, and the United States. Fellow of the Geological Society of London.


Lightman ed. 2004



ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.