Richard Stoiber, volcanologist, geochemist, mineralogist, petrologist, and tectonic geophysicist, died peacefully at his home in Norwich, Vermont on 9 Feb 2001 after a long illness, but not long after a 90th birthday party that he shared with old friends and family. A Life Fellow of MSA, he was Frederick Hall Professor of Mineralogy Emeritus at Dartmouth College and the honoree of the mineral stoiberite.

Dick Stoiber was known in his later career as a volcanologist, noted for the analysis of gaseous volcanic emissions and the study of mineral deposits. He was known worldwide as the keeper of a volcanoes...

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