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Jules Cornet

Saint-Vaast 1865 - Mons 1929
Belgian geologist at the Faculté polytechnique de Mons; prospected in the Congo and more particularly in Katanga, where he discovered the immense riches
(Wikipedia)
Harry Elstrøm
1953

Mons /  Jules Cornet   Mons /  Jules Cornet

Description

Bronze bust, almost a half figure, standing in front of a wall with two reliefs.

Mons - Jules Cornet
Mining in Katanga (two African women and a miner)
Mons - Jules Cornet
Mine and miners.

The monument was designed by the architect Georges Pepermans and sculpted by Elstrøm.

Inscription(s)

au professeur
JULES CORNET
1865 - 1929
fondateur de la geo-
logie du congo.
l'association des inge-
nieurs de la faculte
polytechnique de mons.

"on a vu, par les consi-
derations que nous ve-
nons d'exposer, quelle
masse enorme de mine-
rais de fer et de cuivre
doit receler le sol de
la partie meridionale
du bassin du congo."

jules cornet, adjoint a
l'expedition bia-franqui
1891-1893
(extrait de son memoire
de 1894, en conclusion)

Signature

elstrøm

Sculptor

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Location (N 50°27'1" - E 3°57'22")

Item Code: beha031; Photograph: 14 October 2017
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