Mr. President, members, and guests: Many years ago, when Anaconda was exploring in the Yerington district in western Nevada, we asked Chuck Meyer if he knew anybody who could make us a good new geologic map of the district. He said he sure did and gave his highest recommendation to a clean-shaven young student by the name of Proffett—this "Proffett" who was raised in the foothills of California’s copper belt and mother lode, had switched from physics to geology in his senior year, and had signed up for graduate work at Berkeley after taking and creaming Chuck’s summer field-mapping course....

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