HISTORY OF THE PROFESSION
The Geological profession in Malta can trace its origin to the Knights' Period. The world-famous Geologist Deodat de Dolomieu resided in Valletta and was promoted to commander in 1780. Dolomieu was an observationalist and spent much of his time collecting and categorizing geological data. Dolomieu left his permanent mark on geology by discovering the mineral dolomite that would be named after him.
For more information:
Rose, E.P.F. (2021) British Military contributions to the Geology of Malta, part 1. Earth Sciences History, 40, 503–537.
Zammit Maempel, G. (1989) Pioneers of Maltese Geology, 302 pp, P.E.G. Malta.
Geologists who worked in Malta Geological maps of Malta