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Memories of Tor … “You can never know enough!” — Dr. Tar Helge Milsen

Published:
January 01, 2008

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“As a young Assistant Professor, I organized a field trip for a regional GSA meeting. The trip was to examine Precambrian iron ore deposits in Arizona, where I was teaching at the time. Tor was one of about 25 people on the trip. My students and I had been studying the iron ore deposits for some time, but I did not have the complete origin and depositional environment worked out. Nevertheless, I presented a preliminary opinion but forgot to mention that it was ‘preliminary’ Tor about took my head off for most of the day, pointing out various (and many) weaknesses to my hypothesis.

The lesson I learned from him that day was to be very careful when ‘arm waving’ and to have your ‘ducks in a row’ on field trips. I still forget this lesson sometimes while leading a trip, but not as often as I did during those earlier days. Several years later, Tor and I shared a laugh over that memory (he didn’t remember it but I sure did!) over beer and crawdads in a New Orleans airport lounge.”

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops

Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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