Who I Am
I was born in Charleston WV, have lived
in WVa, PA, KY, NC, SC,VA, CA, Japan. I have traveled
(both for pleasure and in business) to 5 of the 7 continents
(never been to Africa or Antarctica). Currently, I live in
Long Beach, CA. I have several degrees in
Engineering, and my hobbies include Golf, Tennis, Skiing
(Downhill), and Photography. I am divorced, and my
political affiliations are Republican.
Standing Above A Large Surface Mine (Grand Canyon)
I started this web site in 1994, because I grew weary of people
asking me "What is a mining engineer?", every time I told them I
had a degree in Mining Engineering. And invariably,
they would reply "Oh, you go up into the mountains and pan for gold.
I saw that on PBS"
What I Do
I am a Mining and Mineral Processing
Engineer, and have worked for the following companies:
Island Creek Coal Co (Production Dept),
US Marine Corps,Allied Colloids, Ltd. (Mineral Process Division), Banks
Engineering (Staff Mining Engineer), Century Oil (Flotation
Dept.), Engineering Consultants (Mineral Process/Mining
Engineer), TEE Engineering (Mining Engineer),
Sepor Inc. (National and International Sales Manager).
I was previously Chairman, Southern California Mining Section,
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and have served on
a Presidential Task Force.
I attended the Univ of Maryland,
Univ of Kentucky, West Virginia University (West Virginia
Institute of Technology) and have a BS Degree in Mining