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Episodes 2017; 40(3): 249-257

Published online September 1, 2017


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The third International Geological Congress, Berlin (1885)

Octavio Puche-Riart*, José Eugenio Ortiz-Menéndez, Luis Felipe Mazadiego-Martínez

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas y Energía, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Calle Ramiro de Maeztu, 7, 28040 Madrid, Spain; *Corresponding author, E-mail: octavio.puche@upm.es

Correspondence to:*E-mail: octavio.puche@upm.es

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The 3rd International Geological Congress (IGC) was held in Berlin (Germany) in 1885. The program focused on four subjects: unifying the representation of European geology, standardizing geological nomenclature, establishing criteria for mineralogical and paleontological nomenclature, and scientific communications and the lastest progress in Geology. During the Congress important discussions about geological representations and terminology took place.