What does the word mineralogist mean?

Usage examples for mineralogist

  1. But when a sailor fell overboard we were told what an excellent and laborious man he was, and how much he was regretted; the death of Bernier called forth an appropriate sentence of eulogy; when Depuch, the mineralogist died, we were properly informed that he was as much esteemed for his modesty and the goodness of his heart as for the extent and variety of his knowledge. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. At the time that I was at Louisville the water was lower than it had been remembered for years, and you could walk for miles over the bed of the river, a calcareous deposite full of interesting fossils; but the mineralogist and geologist have as much to perform in America as the agriculturist. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)