Appendix F

Biographies of Panel Members

SAMUEL S. ADAMS (Chairman) is an independent minerals consultant in Lincoln, New Hampshire, and President of Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation. He is the immediate past-president of the American Geological Institute, past-president of the Society of Economic Geologists, and former head and professor of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He has 24 years of industry experience as a mine and exploration geologist, exploration manager, chief geologist, and vice president for geology and technology. He is a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest. Dr. Adams is a member of the NRC Committee on Earth Resources and a former member of the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He received his A.B. and M.A. from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

PHILIP H. ABELSON is Deputy Editor of Science magazine. He served as editor of Science for 22 years and has published more than 400 editorials in Science. Dr. Abelson is past-president of International Union of Geological Sciences and the American Geological Union. He served as Director of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, and President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and scholar in residence at Resources for the Future. He was the first American to identify products of uranium fission and was co-discoverer of element 93 (neptunium). During World War II, he invented a patented process to produce uranium hexafloride, and developed a liquid thermal diffusion process for separation of uranium isotopes that was adopted by the Manhattan project. Dr. Abelson is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He is a member of the NRC



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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan Appendix F Biographies of Panel Members SAMUEL S. ADAMS (Chairman) is an independent minerals consultant in Lincoln, New Hampshire, and President of Loon Mountain Recreation Corporation. He is the immediate past-president of the American Geological Institute, past-president of the Society of Economic Geologists, and former head and professor of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He has 24 years of industry experience as a mine and exploration geologist, exploration manager, chief geologist, and vice president for geology and technology. He is a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to the Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest. Dr. Adams is a member of the NRC Committee on Earth Resources and a former member of the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He received his A.B. and M.A. from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. PHILIP H. ABELSON is Deputy Editor of Science magazine. He served as editor of Science for 22 years and has published more than 400 editorials in Science. Dr. Abelson is past-president of International Union of Geological Sciences and the American Geological Union. He served as Director of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, and President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and scholar in residence at Resources for the Future. He was the first American to identify products of uranium fission and was co-discoverer of element 93 (neptunium). During World War II, he invented a patented process to produce uranium hexafloride, and developed a liquid thermal diffusion process for separation of uranium isotopes that was adopted by the Manhattan project. Dr. Abelson is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. He is a member of the NRC

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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan Committee on Earth Resources and has served on numerous advisory committees. His research interests include geochemistry, paleo-biochemistry, and petrology. Dr. Abelson received his B.S. and M.S. from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the University of California. He also holds six honorary degrees. Dr. Abelson received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences. In 1987, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by the President of the United States. HUGO T. DUMMETT is Group Manager and Senior Vice President for Exploration of BHP Minerals International. He directs a $100 million program with a staff of 750 people in 30 countries around the world. He has worked on most continents in minerals exploration management with significant recent discoveries, among which are the Exeter Lake diamond deposits, Hope Bay gold deposits, and Caber zinc deposits. Most of his exploration work has been in North America and Central America, Australia, and southern Africa, with an emphasis on copper, gold, and diamonds. He received a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand, and conducted graduate studies in Geology at the University of Queensland. RODERICK G. EGGERT is Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He also is editor of the journal Resources Policy and 1996 President of the Mineral Economics and Management Society. Previously he taught at The Pennsylvania State University and held research appointments at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C., and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. Dr. Eggert is a member of the NRC Committee on Earth Resources, under the aegis of the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He received a B.A. degree in geology from Dartmouth College, and M.S. (geochemistry and mineralogy) and Ph.D. (mineral economics) degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. D. CHRISTOPHER FINDLAY served as a Director-General in the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, until 1992, and continued as a part-time employee until March 1995. He has many years of experience in mineral resource assessments and the management of mineral resource surveys. While at the Geological Survey of Canada, he worked on

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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan multinational programs in international geoscience, mainly through UNESCO and IUGS. He also put forward a proposal in 1992 to form a world organization of Geological Surveys; this organization, called “International Consortium of Geological Surveys” has been formed as a result of the recommendations of an eight country Working Group, which he chaired. He also developed the concepts of a number of national programs while at the GSC, including the Northern Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment Program. He is a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. Dr. Findlay received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geology from McGill University. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from Queen's University (Kingston). ANN S. MAEST is Senior Scientist and Manager at Hagler Bailly, a consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to that she was a senior scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund and a research geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey. She was an NRC Research Associate at the USGS. She is a member of the Geochemical Society and American Geophysical Union and also served on the NRC Committee on Research Programs of the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Her research interests include the fate and transport of contaminants in natural waters, surface water and ground water geochemistry, restoration of mining sites, and the effects of hard rock mining on water quality. She holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry and Water Resources from Princeton University. DIANNE R. NIELSON is Executive Director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, which safeguards and protects public health and quality of life by protecting and improving environmental quality. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Nielson worked as an exploration geologist, and later directed the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. She has worked closely with mine operators to minimize environmental impacts of resource development and to ensure viable post-production land use. She has also chaired or worked on numerous state and federal commissions and advisory committees dealing with resource development and environmental issues, including the NRC Committee on Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing. She has both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Geology from Dartmouth College and a B.A. from Beloit College.

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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan JONATHAN G. PRICE is State Geologist and Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Dr. Price is president-elect of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. His prior experience includes serving as a geologist with the Anaconda Company, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bucknell University, a geologist with U.S. Steel Corporation, and Research Associate, Research Scientist, and then Program Director, Mineral Resources at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he has served as Director of Texas Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute, lecturer in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas in Austin, and Staff Director for the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council. His research and publications address mineral resources, geology and geochemistry of ore deposits, igneous petrology, tectonics and geologic mapping, environmental geochemistry, and solution mining. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a B.A. in Geology and German from Lehigh University and an M.S. in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley. DONALD D. RUNNELLS is President of Shepherd Miller, Inc., which is a consulting environmental and geotechnical engineering firm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Previously, he served as professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research has been in geochemistry of natural waters, low-temperature geochemistry, water pollution, geochemical exploration, and geochemistry of trace substances. He has also served as a geochemist at Shell Development Company in Texas and Florida and as assistant professor of geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also was a member of the NRC's Water Science and Technology Board. He received a Ph.D. in Geology from Harvard University. BRIAN J. SKINNER is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Geology at Yale University. He is president of the Society of Economic Geologists, past-president of the Geological Society of America, and a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. He has served on several NRC committees, and was chairman of the NRC Board on Earth Sciences and the Committee on Mineral Resources and the Environment. He was a research geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey prior to becoming

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Mineral Resources and Society: A Review of the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resource Surveys Program Plan professor of geology and then Chairman of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. Dr. Skinner is the author of several text books and numerous technical papers on ore deposits. He has served as editor of Economic Geology, the leading journal in its field, for 25 years. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Adelaide, an A.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. DAVID A. STEPHENSON is a Consulting Hydrogeologist and is Co-founder of South Pass Resources, Inc., a water resources consulting firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the immediate past-president of the Geological Society of America. He has worked in academic, government, and private sectors. His professional career began in 1961 at the Illinois State Geological Survey. He joined the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada in 1962, where he began research in ground water flow systems. Between 1965 and 1979, he served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics, and also served as Director of the Water Resources Management Graduate Degree Program. His research focused on hydrogeology and water resources management. David Stephenson has been a member of several NRC committees and other national advisory groups. He has been the recipient of several awards and honors and holds membership on a number of professional societies. He received a B.A. in Geology from Augustana College, an M.S. in Geology from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Geology and Hydrogeology from the University of Illinois. PETER G. VIKRE is Manager of the Western United States Exploration Division of ASARCO Incorporated. Prior to this he was a geologist in the Southwestern Exploration Division of the same corporation. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists where he serves as Chairman of the Society's Research Committee, and Councilor. He was a Thayer Lindsley lecturer and is currently an Associate Editor of Economic Geology. His research interests and publications concern the geology of gold and silver deposits in the western United States. He received a B.A. in Geology from Dartmouth College, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Stanford University.