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Samuel B. Romberger, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae

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Samuel B. Romberger, Ph.D.SENIOR GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE

Emeritus, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Phone: (303)273-3828
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401
Email: sromberg@mines.edu

Education

B.S. Penn State University, 1962; Major in Geochemistry, Minor in Geophysics
Ph.D. Penn State University, 1968; Major in Geochemistry, Minor in Chemistry; Thesis Title – Solubility of Copper in Aqueous Sulfide Solutions Coexisting with Covellite from 25° to 200°C, with Geologic Applications.

Professional Experience

1966-1969, Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, Michigan State University
Teaching: Geochemistry, Solution Chemistry, Ground-Water Geology Research: Water Quality of the Michigan Basin; Artificial ground-water recharge

1969-1974, Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin
Teaching: Mineral Deposits, Solution Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Physical Geology, Field Geology
Research: Mineral-solution equilibria at elevated temperatures

1974-1976, Assistant Professor Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Teaching: Mineral Deposits, Solution Geochemistry, Phase Equilibria, Ore Microscopy, Mineralogy, Uranium Geology, Physical Geology, Field Geology
Research: Mineral-solution equilibria at elevated temperatures; alteration in geothermal systems; Stability of hydrated calcium silicates

1976-1982, Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Teaching: Mineral Deposits, Solution Geochemistry, Phase Equilibria, Ore Microscopy, Physical Geology, Field Geology
Research: Petrogenesis of uranium deposits; geochemistry, solution chemistry, and the origin of precious metal deposits; geothermal well cement stabilities.

1980-1982, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, Colorado School of Mines

1983-1986, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Colorado School of Mines

June – Aug. 1990, 1991; Special Projects Geologist, Newmont Exploration Limited, Carlin, Nevada
Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrography, and petrogenesis of gold deposits in the Carlin Trend.

Jan. 1998 – Sep. 2000; Sep. 2004 – January 2006 President, Colorado School of Mines Faculty Senate

Jan. 1998 – Sep. 2000; Sep. 2004 – January 2006 President, Colorado School of Mines Faculty Senate

June – Aug. 1990, 1991; Special Projects Geologist, Newmont Exploration Limited, Carlin, Nevada
Mineralogy, geochemistry, petrography, and petrogenesis of gold deposits in the Carlin Trend.

Jan. 1998 – Sep. 2000; Sep. 2004 – January 2006 President, Colorado School of Mines Faculty Senate

1982-2007, Professor of Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Teaching: Engineering Thermodynamics, Uranium Geology and Geochemistry; Mineral Deposits, Solution Geochemistry, Phase Equilibria, Volcanology, Physical Geology, Earth and Environmental Systems, Field Geology, Public Policy and International Studies as part of the Honors Program, Team dynamics and open ended problem solving as part of the EPICS program.
Research: Petrogenesis of uranium and precious metal deposits; geochemistry of acid mine water systems; geothermal well cement stabilities;
Educational research: connections program to establish connections between first year core courses at Colorado School of Mines and to communicate those connections to students as part of a Federally funded pilot program that will be used to design the new curriculum.

May, 2007 to present: Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

2007 to 2013: Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Responsible for teaching Engineering Thermodynamics as part of the required engineering curricula.

Publications

Barnes, H. L., Romberger, S. B., and Stemprok, M., 1967, “Ore Solution Chemistry II. Solubility of HgS in Sulfide Solutions,” Economic Geology, v. 62, p. 957-982.

Barnes, H. L., and Romberger, S. B., 1968, “Chemical Aspects of Acid Mine Drainage,” in Jour. Water Pollution Control Federation, v. 40, p. 371-384.

Romberger, S. B., and Barnes, H. L., 1970, “Ore Solution Chemistry III: Solubility of CuS in Sulfide Solutions,” Economic Geology., v. 65, p. 901-919.

Romberger, S. B., 1977, “Identification and Interpretation of Ore Minerals by Reflected Light Microscopy,” in Subsurface Geology, L.W. LeRoy, et al., ed., Colorado School of Mines press, p. 43-52.

Romberger, S.B., 1978, Preliminary study of hydrothermal alteration associated with hot spring activity, Gerlach area: Colorado School of Mines Quarterly, v. 73, pt. 1, no. 3, p. 27.

Romberger, S. B., 1980, “Metallic Mineral Resources of Colorado,” in: Colorado Geology, H.C. Kent and K. Porter, eds.; Rocky Mountain Assoc. Geologists, Denver, p. 225-236.

Romberger, S. B., 1981, “Keeping Informed within the Minerals Exploration Community,” in Geoscience Information Society Proceedings, v. 11, p. 3-10.

Romberger, S. B., 1984, Transport and Deposition of Uranium in Hydrothermal Systems at Temperatures up to 300°C, with Geologic Implications; in: Uranium Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geology, Exploration, and Resources, B. DeVivoto, ed.; Inst. Mining Metallurgy (London), p. 12-17.

Romberger, S. B., 1986, Disseminated Gold Deposits: Geosciences Canada, v. 13, p. 23-31.

Romberger, S. B., 1986, The Solution Chemistry of Gold Applied to the Origin of Hydrothermal Deposits: Canad. Inst. Mining Special Volume 38, p. 168-186.

Romberger, S. B., 1988, Geochemistry of Gold in Hydrothermal Deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1857-A, p. A9-A25.

Romberger, S. B., 1990, Geochemistry of epithermal precious metal deposits, in: Gold ’90, Proceedings of the Gold ’90 Symposium; D.M. Hausen, et al., eds., Society of Mining Engineers, Littleton, Colorado, p. 181-188.

Romberger, S.B., 1991, Transport and deposition of gold in hydrothermal systems, in: Proceedings of Greenstone Gold and Crustal Evolution Conference; F. Robert, S. Green, and P.A. Sheahan, eds. pp. 61-66.

Romberger, S.B., 1991, Transport and deposition of precious metals in epithermal deposits, in: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Great Basin; G. L. Raines and others, eds.; Geologic Society of Nevada, Reno, pp. 219-232.

Walton-Day, K., P.H. Briggs, and S.B. Romberger, 1991, Use of mass-flow calculations to identify processes controlling water quality in a subalpine wetland receiving acid mine drainage, St. Kevin Gulch, Colorado; U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, pp. 371-376.

Romberger, S.B., 1992, A model for bonanza gold deposits; Geoscience Canada, v. 19, pp. 63-72.

Romberger, S.B. ed., 1993, Integrated Methods in Exploration and Discovery; Extended Abstracts of Technical Presentations; Society of Economic Geologists, Littleton, CO; p. AB1-AB133.

Drews-Armitage, S.P., S.B. Romberger, and C.G. Whitney, 1996, Clay alteration and gold deposition in the genesis and Bluestar deposits, Eureka County, Nevada: Economic Geology, v. 91, p. 1383-1393.

Kelley, K.D., S.B. Romberger, H.J. Stein, L.W. Snee, D.W. Beaty, T.B. Thompson, 1997, Genesis of gold-telluride deposits and associated alkaline igneous rocks in the Cripple Creek district, Colorado, western USA: Proceedings 30th International Geological Congress; v. 9, p. 301-319.

Cunningham, C.G., J.D. Rasmussen, T.A. Steven, R.O. Rye, P.D. Rowley, S.B. Romberger, J. Selverstone, 1998, Hydrothermal uranium deposits containing molybdenum and fluorite in the Marysvale volcanic field, west-central Utah: Mineralium Deposita, v. 33, p. 477-494.

Kelley, K.D., S.B. Romberger, D.W. Beaty, J.A. Pontius, L.W. Snee, H.J. Stein, and T.B. Thompson, 1998, Geochemical and geochronological constraints on the genesis of Au-Te deposits at Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA: Economic Geology, v. 93, p. 981-1012.

Brake, S.S., and S.B. Romberger, 2000, Precious metal transport and deposition at the New Savage mine, Comstock Lode district, Nevada, in: Geology and Ore Deposits 2000: The Great Basin and Beyond, J.K. Cluer, et al., eds; Geological Society of Nevada, Reno; p. 177-186.

Brake, S.S., K.A. Connors, and S.B. Romberger, 2001, A river runs through it: impact of acid mine drainage on the geochemistry of West Little Sugar Creek pre- and post reclamation at the Green Valley coar mine, Indiana, USA: Environmental Geology, v. 40, p. 1471-1481.

Phillipson, S.E., S. Romberger, 2001, Emplacement and mineralization of the San Cristoba; Ag-Zn-Pb deposit in southern Bolivia: Ransactions Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. v. 310, p. 80-88.

Rosa, D.R.N., and S.B. Romberger, 2003, Fluid evolution in the Jales Au district, northern Portugal: International Geology Reviews, v. 45, p. 1-13.

Rosa, D.R.N., and S.B. Romberger, 2003, Isotopic constraints on the classification of the Jales Au district (northern Portugal): A Geologia de Engenharia os Recursos Geologicos Coimbra; Imprensa da Universidade; p. 31-43.

Phillipson, S.E., and S.B. Romberger, 2004, Volcanic stratigraphy, structural controls, and mineralization in the San Cristobal Ag-Zn-Pb deposit, southern Bolivia: Journal of South American Earth Sciences, v. 16, p. 667-683.

Romberger, S.B., 2009, Role of geochemistry in the search for uranium deposits: Proceedings of the 24th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, D.R. Lentz, K.G. Thorne, and K.-L Beal, eds.; v. 1, p. 457.

Published Abstracts

Barnes, H.L., and Romberger, S.B., 1963, Ore transport: Effects of chloride on sphalerite solubility (abs.): Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 73, p. 110.

Romberger, S.B., and Barnes, H.L., 1963, Sulfide solubilities in synthetic ore solutions (abs.): Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, v. 44, p. 116.

Romberger, S.B., and Barnes, H.L., 1965, Solubility of covellite in synthetic ore solutions (abs.): Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 82, p. 165.

Romberger, S.B., Barnes, H.L., and Stemprok, M., 1966, Solubility of cinnabar in synthetic ore solutions (abs.): Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, v. 47, p. 200.

Romberger, S.B., 1972, Hydrothermal synthesis of copper, lead, and zinc sulfides (abs.): Econ. Geol., v. 67, p. 1009.

Romberger, S.B., 1973, Upper Mississippi Valley base metal deposits: Experimental solutions to problems of ore genesis (abs.): Annual Meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 1973, Madison, Wisc.

Romberger, S.B., 1974, Hydrothermal synthesis of minerals in the system Cu-Fe-S-O (abs.): GSA Annual Meeting, Dallas.

Romberger, S.B., 1978, Hydrothermal Transport and Deposition of Uranium, and the Origin of Vein Uranium Deposits (abs.): GSA Abstracts, 1978 Annual Meeting., Toronto: p. 480.

Cunningham, C.G., Steven, T.A., Rasmussen, J.D., and Romberger, S.B., 1979, The genesis of the Marysvale, Utah, hydrothermal uranium deposits (abs.): GSA Abstracts, 1979 Annual Meeting, San Diego, p. 408.

Romberger, S.B., 1980, Keeping informed within the minerals exploration community (abs.): GSA Abstracts, 1980 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, p. 512.

Romberger, S.B., 1982, Transport and Deposition of gold in hydrothermal systems at temperatures up to 300ºC (abs.): GSA Abstracts, 1982, Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Romberger, S.B., 1983, Transport and Deposition of gold in hydrothermal systems at temperatures up to 250ºC with geologic implications (abs.): Geological Association Canada Annual Meeting, Victoria, B.C.

Romberger, S.B., 1984, The Behavior of Precious Metals in Geothermal Fluids (abs.): AIME Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif.

Romberger, S.B., 1984, Mechanisms of Deposition of Gold in Low Temperature Hydrothermal Systems (abs.): Assoc. Expl. Geochemists Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada.

Rasmussen, J.D., Cunningham, C.G., Steven, T.A., Rye, R.O., and Romberger, S.B., 1984, Hydrothermal uranium vein deposits in the Marysvale volcanic field, Utah (abs.): Amer. Assoc. of Petrol. Geol. Bulletin, v. 68, n. 7, p. 946.

Rasmussen, J.D., Cunningham, C.G., Steven, T.A., Rye, R.O., and Romberger, S.B., 1985, Origin of the hydrothermal uranium vein deposits in the Marysvale volcanic field, Utah (abs.): Uranium deposits in volcanic rocks, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, p. 317.

Romberger, S.B., 1985, The Solution Chemistry of Gold Applied to the Origin of Hydrothermal Deposits (abs.): Canad. Inst. Mining, Saskatoon; Program with Abstracts, p. 12-14.

Saunders, J.A. and Romberger, S.B., 1985, Ore Petrology and Geochemistry of Tertiary Gold Telluride Deposits of the Colorado Mineral Belt (Abs.): Geol. Soc. Amer. ann. Mtg., Orlando; Program with Abstracts, p. 707.

Romberger, S.B., 1988, Transport and deposition of precious metals in brecciated environments (Abs.): AIME Abstracts with Program, p. 28.

Romberger, S.B., 1988, Deposition of precious metals along geochemical boundaries in hydrothermal systems (Abs.): AIME Abstracts with Programs, p. 36.

Romberger, S.B., 1988, Mechanisms of ore deposition in solution breccias (Abs.): Geological Society of America, Denver, Program with Abstracts, p. 139.

Romberger, S.B., 1988, A review of precious metal mineral deposit types: Colorado Chapter of Friends of Mineralogy, Symposium on the Mineralogy of Precious Metal Deposits, Program. p. 6-9.

Walton-Day, K., P.H. Briggs, and S.B. Romberger, 1989, Use of mass-flow calculations to identify processes controlling water quality in subalpine wetland receiving acid mine drainage: Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 70, N. 43, p. 1106.

Romberger, S.B., 1990, Geochemistry of precious metal epithermal systems; Society of Mining Engineers, Salt Lake City, Program with Abstracts, p. 89.

Romberger, S.B., 1990, Transport and deposition of precious metals in epithermal deposits; Geological Society of Nevada Symposium on Geology and Ore Deposits of the Great Basin, Reno, Nevada, Program with Abstracts, p. 54.

Brake, S.S., and S.B. Romberger, 1996, Precious metal transport and deposition: A case study of fluid inclusions and alteration assemblages at the New Savage mine, Comstock district, Nevada: Geological Society of America, Denver, Program with Abstracts, p. A-152.

Romberger, S.B., 1999, Mobility of uranium and thorium in natural aqueous systems: Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Romberger, S.B., and J.A. Saunders, 1999, Geochemical controls on gold mobility during weathering of shallow hydrothermal mineral deposits (abs), Society of Mining and Exploration Program with Abstracts, Denver, Colorado; p.158.

Romberger, S.B., 2005, Evolution and occurrence of uranium deposits through geologic time (abs), Geological Society of America Program with Abstracts; Salt Lake City, Utah

Romberger, S. B., 2006, Geochemical controls on the formation of unconformity-type uranium deposits (abs); Canadian Institute of Mining Program with Abstracts, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Romberger, S.B., 2007, Geochemistry of Sandstone-Hosted Uranium Deposits (abs); Society of Mining and Exploration Program with Abstracts, Denver, Colorado; p. 54.

Romberger, S.B., 2007, Low temperature mobility of uranium in surface and near surface aqueous crustal environments (abs); Geological Society of America Program with Abstracts, Denver, Colorado.

Completion Reports

Romberger, S.B., Ehrlich, R. and Hinze, W.J., 1967, Groundwater recharge, dynamics of groundwater flow systems, and methods of delineating glacial drift aquifers: Terminal Report to Office of Water Resources Research, Department of Interior, Grant No. OWRR A-001-MICH.

Romberger, S.B., 1969, Geochemical investigation of the groundwater system in the Lansing, Michigan area: Terminal Report to Office of Water Resources Research, Department of Interior, Grant No. OWRR B-007-MICH.

Romberger, S.B., 1982, Solubility and relative stability of calcium silicate hydrates at 100º to 340ºC: Final Report to NSF, Engineering Branch, Grant No. CEE7826056.

Romberger, S.B., 1983, Solubility of uranium oxides in aqueous fluoride solutions at elevated temperatures and pressures; Sponsor: USGS, February, 1980 to August, 1982; $61,742.

Edggert, R., S.B. Romberger, and J. Collins, 2012, The Long Term Supply of Thorium (Draft).

Theses and Dissertations Supervised

Bailey, A., 1967, Course and extent of alteration of selected ferromagnesian silicates by aqueous solutions of oxalic acid. (Masters) Michigan State University.

Wood, W.W., 1969, Geochemistry of ground water of the Saginaw Formation in the upper Grand River Basin, Michigan. (Ph.D.) Michigan State University.

Sinclair, W.D., 1973, The solubility of copper and copper sulfides in aqueous chloride solutions from 25 degrees to 150 degrees C. (Ph.D.) University of Wisconsin.

Kaczmarowski, J.H. Jr., 1975, Geochemical analysis of soil samples from the Jewell mine, southwest Wisconsin – methods comparison and interpretation. (Masters) University of Wisconsin.

Johnson, S.M., 1977, The geology and geochemistry of uranium and thorium in the Late Cretaceous intrusives and the enclosing Idaho Springs Formation, Black Hawk Quadrangle, Gilpin County, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Shipley, W.E., 1978, Geology, petrology, and geochemistry of the Mountain Pine Ridge batholith, Belize, Central America. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Aranda-Gomez, J.J., 1979, Metamorphism, mineral zoning, and paragenesis in the San Martin mine, Zacatecas, Mexico. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Jenkins, R.E. II, 1979, Geochemistry and origin of mineral deposits in the Hill Gulch area, Jamestown, Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Buchanan, L.J., 1980, The Las Torres mine, Guanajuato, Mexico: Ore controls of a fossil geothermal system. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Drobeck, P., 1980, Geology and trace element geochemistry of a part of the Gunnison gold belt, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

York, T.M., 1980, Geology of the Tok antimony mine, Tok, Alaska. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Gibbs, W.K., 1981, Geology and geochemistry of uranium mineralization in rhyolites of the Nellie Creek area, Hinsdale County, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Hunt, W., 1981, Economic geology and geochemistry of part of the Montezuma district, Front Range, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Klein, T.L., 1981, The geology and geochemistry of the sulfide deposits of the Seminoe district, Carbon County, Wyoming. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Collier, J.D., 1982, Geology and uranium mineralization of the Florida Mountain area, Needles Mountains, southwestern Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Franotovic, D., 1982, Stratabound copper mineralization in the Revett Formation Belt Supergroup northern Idaho, northwest Montana. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Herald, C.E., 1982, Geology of the Pitkin-Fairview Peak area, Gunnison County, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Johnson, S.A., 1982, The geology and geochemistry of the southeastern Bighorn Mountains, Johnson County, Wyoming. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Torbert, B.J., 1982, Geology and exploration geochemistry, Sunshine gold district, Tooele and Utah Counties, Utah. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Budge, S., 1983, Trace elements distribution around precious and base metal veins, Idaho Springs district, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Clark, J.R., 1983, The geology and trace element distribution of the sulfide bodies at Orchan mine, Matagami, Quebec. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Kramer, A.M., 1984, Paragenetic and fluid inclusion study of the Smith vein, Smith mine, Blackhawk, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Saunders, J.A., 1986, Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of representative gold telluride ores from Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Bateman, P.W., 1988, Geological and geochemical characteristics of selected stratiform mercury deposits in Nevada and their relationship to precious metal deposits. (Ph.D) Colorado School of Mines.

Shannon, J.R., 1988, Geology of the Mount Aetna Cauldron complex, Sawatch Range, Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Brake, S.S., 1989, Fluid inclusion and trace element study of the Comstock district, Nevada. (Ph.D) Colorado School of Mines.

Balleweg, K.J., 1990, Geology of the Orient limonite deposit, Saguache County, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Walton-Day, K., 1991, Hydrogeology and geochemistry of a natural wetland affected by acid mine drainage, St. Kevin Gulch, Lake County, Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Powell, J.L., 1992, Mineralogy and fluid inclusion geochemistry of the Mountain Queen vein, San Juan County, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Drews, S.P., 1993, Clay mineralization and its association with gold deposition in the Genesis and Blue Star deposits, Eureka County, Nevada. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Holland, K.L., 1994, Structure, mineralization and alteration of the Cross deposit, Boulder County Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Smith, A.L., 1994, Geology and mineralization of the Golden Crown deposit, Nye County, Nevada. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Sweetkind, D.S., 1994, Fluid inclusion gas analysis of the Creede, Colorado hydrothermal system using quadrupole mass spectrometry. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Kelley, K.D., 1996, Origin and timing of magmatism and mineralization in the Cripple Creek district, Colorado. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Muirhead, M., 1996, Alteration of the footwall rocks of the Kidd Creek orebody, Timmins, Ontario, Canada. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Thieme, L.D., 1997, Clay alteration and its association with gold mineralization at the Crucitas prospect, Costa Rica. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Benson, R.G., 1997, Detachment-fault related mineralization in a rift setting at the San Luis gold deposit and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Alamosa, Costilla, and Saguache Counties, Colorado. (Ph.D) Colorado School of Mines.

Barron, J.W., 1998, Mineralogy and ore controls at the Silver Bell mine, Utah County, Utah. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Thompson, R.K., 1999, Mineralization associated with rhyolitic volcanic events in the Tonopah area, Esmeralda and Nye Counties, Nevada. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Phillipson, S.E., 1999, Emplacement and Mineralization of the San Cristobal Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, southern Bolivia. (Ph.D.) Colorado School of Mines.

Helms, T.A., 2000, Structural and lithologic controls on gold mineralization in the Cresson deposit, Cripple Creek district, Colorado. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines.

Rosa, D., 2001, Metallogenesis of the Jales gold district, northern Portugal. (Ph.D) Colorado School on Mines.

Mierseman, U. 2001, Alteration and ore mineral zonation within the Silver Plume-Georgetown district, Clear Creek County, Colrado. (MS) Colorado School of Mines.

Lien, J.S., 2006, Characterization of the Black Mountain gold-mineralizing systems, East-Central Alaska. (Masters) Colorado School of Mines

Book Reviews

Geology and Geochemistry of Epithermal Systems, by B.R. Berger and P.M. Bethke (Editors). Vol. 2, Reviews in Economic Geology, Economic Geology Publishing Company, El Paso, TX; published in Journal Geochemical Exploration, v. 27, no. 1-3, p. 219-220 (1987).

Special Awards

Recipient of the AMOCO Outstanding Teaching Award in 1978 and 1989, Colorado School of Mines.

Outstanding CSM Faculty Member, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, voted by the entire CSM senior class: 1996 (spring and fall), 2000 (fall), 2001 (spring), 2002 (spring and fall), 2003 (spring and fall), 2004 (spring and fall).

Centennial Fellow, Penn State University, 1996

Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award, 1998

Ange Melaragno Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to the McBride Honors Program 2003

Colorado School of Mines Alumni Teaching Award for Instructional and Pedagogical Excellence 2005

Mines Medal awarded to individuals that have given exemplary service to the School, 2010

Professional Societies

Society of Economic Geologists (Fellow)
Geological Society of America (Fellow)
Sigma Xi
Geochemical Society
American Society of Engineering Education
Colorado Scientific Society
Denver Regional Exploration Geologists
Energy Minerals Division (EMD) of AAPG

Professional Society Committee Activities

Membership Committee, Society of Economic Geologists; 1984-1986, 1997-2002.
Medals Committee, Society of Economic Geologists; 1987-1990.
Publications Committee, Society of Economic Geologists; 1990-1993.
Small Grant Program nominating committee, Society of Economic Geologists.
Associate Editor, Economic Geology, January, 1994 to 1999.
Appointed to the Advisory Group of the Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) Committee of EMD.

Other Professional Activities

1977, FRAMCO Uranium Exploration Company: Literature search on uranium occurrences in the Rocky Mountain States.

1978, January 11-13; Union Carbide; Presented Short course on the geochemistry of uranium deposits, Grand Junction, Colorado.

1978, June: Anaconda Company; Thermodynamic stabilities of molybdenite, enargite, and other sulfides as they relate to the advanced agrillic alteration at Butte, Montana.

1978, May 22-23; Cotter Corporation; Presented Short course on uranium geochemistry, Golden, Colorado.

1979, January to February; Conoco; Presented Five short courses on uranium geochemistry presented to regional office exploration staffs: Spokane, Washington; Casper, Wyoming; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.

1979, March 9; Exxon; Consulted on the geochemistry of uranium, Houston, Texas.

1980, March 23; Wyoming Geological Association; Presented Short course on the geochemistry of uranium, Casper,Wyoming.

1980, May 26-29; Field trip on epithermal gold deposits of Nevada (Steamboat Springs, New Savage and Consolidated Imperial mines, Comstock district; Seven Troughs; Sulphur; McDermitt; Tomboy mine, Battle Mountain district) sponsored by the Society of Economic Geologists.

1981, April 14-16; Presented Short course on the introduction to gold and silver to miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1981, April 22-24; National Autonomous University of Mexico, Presented Workshop on the geology of massive sulfide, porphyry copper-molybdenum, and volcanic rock-hosted precious metal deposits to Continuing Education Division of the Faculty of Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico.

1981, August 17-21; Gordon Conference on Inorganic Geochemistry, Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits; Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire.

1981, October 1-3; Presented Short course on gold and silver to experience miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1981, October 5-7; Presented Paper on solution chemistry of gold and silver and implications for epithermal ore formation; Symposium on zoning in volcanic and subvolcanic mineral deposits, implications for exploration sponsored by University of Nevada-Reno; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; included one day field trip to Steamboat Springs, Geiger Grade and Comstock district.

1982, January 20-21; Homestake Mining Company; Presented Short course on the geochemistry of precious metal deposits; Golden, Colorado.

1982, March 1-2; Marathon Resources; Presented Short course on the geology and geochemistry of precious metal deposits; Denver, Colorado.

1982, April; Presented Short course on introduction to gold and silver to miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1982, September 19-24; Field conference on the relationship of mineralization to volcanic evolution in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, sponsored by Society of Economic Geologists.

1983, January 28; Anaconda Minerals Company; Presented Short course on precious metals geochemistry to Exploration Research Group; Denver, Colorado.

1983, March 21-22; Freeport Exploration Company; Presented Short course on precious metal geochemistry; Reno, Nevada.

1983, April 4-6; Presented Short course on introduction to gold and silver to miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1983, November 8-11; Presented Short course on gold and silver to experienced miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1984, January 16; Presented Invited half day colloquium on the theoretical aspects on solubility, transport and deposition of gold as part of short course on the exploration for gold deposits sponsored by the Department of Geology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1984, February; Presented lecture of the Hydrothermal Geochemistry of Gold in Epithermal Systems: Arizona Geological Society, Tucson.

1984, February 26 to March 5; Los Angeles; Field trip to the Mother Lode gold district sponsored by Society of Economic Geologists, annual meeting of AIME.

1984, March 25-28; Symposium on exploration for ore deposits on the North American Cordillera sponsored by Association of Exploration Geochemists; Technical Session Co-Chairman; Reno, Nevada.

1984, May 15-25; CRA Exploration Limited; Lecturing and consulting on various base and precious metal deposits in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia; visited areas included Sydney, Cobar, Bathurst, Canberra, Melbourne, Bendigo.

1984, October 10; Presented Invited colloquium on the behavior of precious metals in hydrothermal systems to Department of Geology, Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma.

1984, October 30 to November 7; Annual meeting of Geological Society of America; Reno, Nevada; Field trip to sediment-hosted precious metal deposits of Nevada (Pinson, Jerritt Canyon, Maggie Creek, Alligator Ridge, Windfall Taylor silver mine) sponsored by Society of Economic Geologists.

1984, November 12-16; Presented Short course on gold and silver to experienced miners, prospectors, processors, and investors sponsored by Department of Special

Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1985, January 16-17; Energy Fuels Nuclear, Inc.; Presented Short course on uranium geochemistry; Kanab, Utah.

1985, January 31; Union Oil Company of California; Presented Short course on the geochemistry of precious metals and geothermal brines; Brea, California.

1985, September 7-12; Field trip to gold deposits of Northwest Territories (Lupin, Salmita, Bull Moose) sponsored by Canadian Institute of Mining.

1985, September 23-25; Contributed lectures in international workshop on gold deposit modeling in exploration sponsored by Departments of Geology and Special Programs and Continuing Education, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

1986, February 9-11; Ontario Geological Survey; Presented Short course on geochemistry of gold to Minerals Deposits Section, Toronto, Canada.

1986, March 17-21; Conference on Frontiers in Geology and Ore Deposits of Arizona and the Southwest sponsored by Arizona Geological Society, Tucson, Arizona; Field trip on precious metal mineralization, stratigraphy, and tectonics in southeastern California (Picacho, Cargo-Muchacho; Mesquite).

1986, May 20-25; Annual meeting of Geological Association of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Field trip on structure and gold, Rouyn to Val d’Or, Quebec (Sigma, Bousquet, Malartic, Bousquet-Cadillac) sponsored by Geological Association of Canada.

1986, September 28 to October 1; Gold ’86 International Symposium on the Geology of Gold Deposits, Toronto, Canada; Technical Session Co-Chairman.

1987, April; BHP-Utah International; Presented workshop on gold geochemistry, Park City, Utah.

1988, May 12-13; Western Mining Corporation; Presented workshop on precious metal geochemistry, Melbourne, Australia.

1988 May 25; Presented Workshop on the geochemistry of gold and silver presented to The Eastern Goldfields Geological Discussion Group, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

September 1990-1992; Newmont Exploration Limited; petrography and geochemistry of gold ores from the Carlin Trend.

1996, Jan 25-26; Bowling Green State University, Mayfield Distinguished Lecturer, Bowling Green Ohio.

1996, June 28; Instititute of Geology and Mining, Porto, Portugal, Presented lectures on the Geochemistry and Origin of Epithermal Precious metal Deposits.

1998, May 11-15; Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Workshop on the geology and geochemistry of sediment-hosted and epithermal precious metals deposits; Lisbon, Portugal.

2001, June 24-28 – Meeting on Earth Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland; Geological Society of America – Geological Society of London

2006, January 21 – Mineral Exploration Roundup 06 Annual meeting; presented half day short course on uranium metal transport and geochemistry sponsored by Triex Minerals Corporation; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2006, March 5 – Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC2006) Annual Meeting; Presented lecture on the geochemistry of uranium during one day short course on uranium geology and exploration; Toronto, Canada

2006, September 11-12 – Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Field Conference; Presented paper as part of short course program on unconformity uranium deposits with a follow up field trip to deposits of the Athabasca Basin; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2006, November 24 – CAMECO, presented one day short course on uranium geochemistry to the CAMECO Geoscience Group, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2007, February 27 – Annual Meeting of SME-SEG, present paper on Geochemistry of Sandstone-Hosted Uranium Deposits; Denver, Colorado

2007, February 19 – University of Western Australia, Centre for Exploration Targeting, Short course on Ore Deposit Models; presented one day short course on uranium deposit types and geochemistry; Perth, Western Australia

2008, May 12 – Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Lectures on the geology, exploration and mining of mineral deposits for non-geologists as an introduction to five day short course on Mining Law; Boulder, Colorado

2008, June 5-6 – NCA Nuclear, presented two day short course on Uranium Geology and Geochemistry to employees of NCA, including leading a field trip to Front Range uranium occurrences and consulting on geology of NCA properties.

2008, September 18-19 – Tournigan Energy, presented two day short course on the Geology and Geochemistry of Uranium Deposits to the exploration staff of Tournigan Energy, including consulting on active properties in Europe, Denver, Colorado

2008, October 20-21 – Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (AAPG) presented two day short course on Uranium Geology and Geochemistry, Golden, Colorado.

2008, December 8-10 – AREVA Mining College; presented three day short course on uranium geology and geochemistry, including unit on In Situ Recovery (ISR) processes; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2008, 2009, U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources External Research Program FY2009; Served as Review Panel member to review MRERP proposals.

2009, March 9-10 – Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (AAPG) presented two day short course on Uranium Geology and Geochemistry, Golden, Colorado.

2009, May 11 – Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Lectures on the geology of mineral deposits and coal for non-geologists as an introduction to five day short course on Mining Law; Boulder, Colorado.

2009, May 31 – International Applied Geochemistry Symposium, contributed to two day short course on uranium deposits: Geochemical Modeling of Hydromorphic Uranium Deposits; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

2009, November 5-6 – Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Participated in two day workshop on Mine Closure, Financial Assurance, and Final Reclamation.

2009, November 10 – CAMECO; Present one day workshop on the geology and geochemistry of sandstone-hosted uranium deposits; Saskatoon, Canada

2010, June – AAPG, Rocky Mountain Section: Presented one day short course on the geology of sandstone-hosted uranium deposits (Durango, Colorado).

2011, October – Society of Mining and Exploration Meeting on uranium geology (U2011); Short course presenter (Casper, Wyoming).

2012 – Served as geological expert on team to evaluate the feasibility of using thorium as a nuclear fuel; projecr sponsored by Idaho National Laboratory. Six months research and report writing, concluded by two-day meeting (Golden, CO).

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