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Ralph Roberts's is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be - it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. A Passion for Gold is Roberts's account of that life, a story as colorful and adventurous as that of any fictional hero. Roberts's engagingly told autobiography traces his life from its beginnings in eastern Washington State to his fame as a world-renowned geologist, skillfully alternating personal experiences with the development of his understanding of the structure of Nevada's geology and the forces that shaped it. His fascination with ore-bearing minerals led to a long and productive career with the U.S. Geologic Survey, which took him to extended postings in Central America and later to Saudi Arabia, where he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the ancient gold mines at Mahd adh Dhahab, possibly the site of the biblical Ophir. But he returned again and again to Nevada, intrigued by its geological complexity and the precious minerals that lay hidden beneath its convoluted surfaces, a

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After forty-four years with the U.S. Geological Survey, Ralph J. Roberts retired in 1981 and formed a partnership providing consultation for the exploration of gold deposits, He is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior; the Man of the Year Award from the Nevada Mining Association; and the Medal of Merit from the American Mining Hall of Fame.

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Book Description University of Nevada Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Ralph Roberts s is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be - it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. A Passion for Gold is Roberts s account of that life, a story as colorful and adventurous as that of any fictional hero. Roberts s engagingly told autobiography traces his life from its beginnings in eastern Washington State to his fame as a world-renowned geologist, skillfully alternating personal experiences with the development of his understanding of the structure of Nevada s geology and the forces that shaped it. His fascination with ore-bearing minerals led to a long and productive career with the U.S. Geologic Survey, which took him to extended postings in Central America and later to Saudi Arabia, where he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the ancient gold mines at Mahd adh Dhahab, possibly the site of the biblical Ophir. But he returned again and again to Nevada, intrigued by its geological complexity and the precious minerals that lay hidden beneath its convoluted surfaces, and was involved in the development of a number of the state s most significant gold-mining areas. Roberts s account conveys his abiding enthusiasm for the processes of geology, and his captivating text allows his reader to share and understand that enthusiasm. His story is that of a geologist of unusual astuteness, a man whose professional successes were only part of a life marked by devotion to family and an unremitting curiosity about the world and people around him. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780874175028

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Book Description University of Nevada Press, Reno, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 256 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Ralph J. Roberts is not a household name in Nevada, but it should beÑit was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. This colorful and personal account of the author's search for his passionÑgoldÑis a story as adventurous as that of any fictional character. After forty-four years with the U.S. Geological Survey, Ralph J. Roberts retired in 1981 and formed a partnership providing consultation for the exploration of gold deposits. He is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior; the Man of the Year Award from the Nevada Mining Association; and the Medal of Merit from the American Mining Hall of Fame. "Roberts' autobiography radiates enthusiasm, challenge, and dedication to geological exploration for gold. Far more than that, it reveals how field geologists develop competing ideas, most of which eventually give way to a favored and hopefully correct one. This account is not technical, but it does skillfully explain with carefully prepared maps and cross sections and with excellent field photographs how rocks formed and deformed in the geological past resulting in economic gold mineralization. Roberts traces his educational experiences through the University of Washington and later Yale and his professional experiences with prominent geologists who shaped his career with the US Geological Survey during WWII and thereafter until retirement in the early 1980s. He takes readers through field experiences with close colleagues in regions in which he became the recognized expert, e.g., Nevada, Utah, Central America, and Saudi Arabia. He engagingly relates personal influences of family and friends with the excitement of exploration, conflict, and discoveryÑnot only of gold itself, but, more important, of challenges to understanding and history of the geology of gold wherever it occurs in the world. This finely written account of the life of a truly great geologist makes enlightening and rewarding reading for young and old alike." ÑT.L.T. Grose, CHOICE, February 2003 (Key Words: Ralph J. Roberts, Nevada Carlin Belt Gold Deposits, Nevada's Mining Boom, Geological Gold Exploration). book. Bookseller Inventory # 84235X1

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Book Description University of Nevada Press, United States, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Ralph Roberts s is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be - it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. A Passion for Gold is Roberts s account of that life, a story as colorful and adventurous as that of any fictional hero. Roberts s engagingly told autobiography traces his life from its beginnings in eastern Washington State to his fame as a world-renowned geologist, skillfully alternating personal experiences with the development of his understanding of the structure of Nevada s geology and the forces that shaped it. His fascination with ore-bearing minerals led to a long and productive career with the U.S. Geologic Survey, which took him to extended postings in Central America and later to Saudi Arabia, where he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the ancient gold mines at Mahd adh Dhahab, possibly the site of the biblical Ophir. But he returned again and again to Nevada, intrigued by its geological complexity and the precious minerals that lay hidden beneath its convoluted surfaces, and was involved in the development of a number of the state s most significant gold-mining areas. Roberts s account conveys his abiding enthusiasm for the processes of geology, and his captivating text allows his reader to share and understand that enthusiasm. His story is that of a geologist of unusual astuteness, a man whose professional successes were only part of a life marked by devotion to family and an unremitting curiosity about the world and people around him. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780874175028

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Book Description University of Nevada Press. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, A Passion for Gold: An Autobiography, Ralph J. Roberts, Ralph Roberts's is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be - it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. A Passion for Gold is Roberts's account of that life, a story as colorful and adventurous as that of any fictional hero. Roberts's engagingly told autobiography traces his life from its beginnings in eastern Washington State to his fame as a world-renowned geologist, skillfully alternating personal experiences with the development of his understanding of the structure of Nevada's geology and the forces that shaped it. His fascination with ore-bearing minerals led to a long and productive career with the U.S. Geologic Survey, which took him to extended postings in Central America and later to Saudi Arabia, where he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the ancient gold mines at Mahd adh Dhahab, possibly the site of the biblical Ophir. But he returned again and again to Nevada, intrigued by its geological complexity and the precious minerals that lay hidden beneath its convoluted surfaces, and was involved in the development of a number of the state's most significant gold-mining areas. Roberts's account conveys his abiding enthusiasm for the processes of geology, and his captivating text allows his reader to share and understand that enthusiasm. His story is that of a geologist of unusual astuteness, a man whose professional successes were only part of a life marked by devotion to family and an unremitting curiosity about the world and people around him. Bookseller Inventory # B9780874175028

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