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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