JCK Remembers Dr. Pough

Dr. Frederick Pough, (pronounced POE) mineralogist, museum curator, and former gemstone editor for JCK magazine, died April 7 in Rochester, N.Y. Pough suffered a fatal heart attack while attending the 33rd annual Rochester Mineralogical Symposium near his home in Pittsford, N.Y. He was 99. Pough earned his undergraduate degree, M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, then taught there for a short while before taking the role of assistant curator for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 1941 Pough became the chair of the department of Geology and Mineralogy. During World War II, he worked with the U.S. government as a mineralogist. In this time, Dr. Pough was the first to describe a greenish yellow phosphate mineral from Brazil. Along with mineralogist Edward P. Henderson, he named it Brazilianite, and published the results in The American Mineralogist in 1945. Aft
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