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....