The author of this memoir is a retired Economic Geologist who was privileged to work for several mining companies in the fields of metals and energy. He was also employed by the Illinois State Geological Survey and by the Foreign Section of the US Geological Survey and taught one year at The Wisconsin School of Mines between jobs. His first love was minerals exploration and he was very successful as he found a major reserve of zinc in SW Wisconsin, a very good uranium mine in New Mexico and several large strip coal reserves in the Western and Central United States. His ability as an airplane pilot served him well, particularly in his work on western coals. The variety of his work experience makes for numerous interesting stories and many insightful geological observations. He was about to embark on a career as a pitcher in professional baseball when he received a scholarship to the University of Chicago and discovered geology.... the VW in rallies and other low key competitions of the club for about a year before becoming fixated on a 1956 Porsche 356 coupe. ... However, I could see that my future with the company was limited and I had gone as far as I could reasonably expect to go. The sale of ... for an exploration unit they were starting up in 1951-1956 THE RETURN TO CALUMET aamp; HECLA 1956-1962 CERRO DE PASCO.
|Title||:||An Airplane Was My Burro|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2006-01|