Our Dana Medal awardee was born and educated in San Francisco, and went to Berkeley as an undergrad in 1972, and graduated in 1976. He evinced an intense interest in hot springs, and his honors thesis was on the Hot Springs of the Devil’s Kitchen of Lassen Park.

Thereafter his interest in geothermal waters prospered, particularly in the acid sulfate hot springs, and he became adept at all sorts of wet chemical techniques to measure the metals Fe, Ni, Zn, Cu as well as As, Ge, B, F, etc., and he set up experiments to measure the stability of alunite,...

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