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Edwin Butt Eckel
(1906 - 1989)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1950, 1951)


Edwin Butt Eckel

President 1950, 1951.  Honorary member 1960

  • Geologist, U. S. Geological Survey, 1930-1984.  Geologic editor, Geological Society of America, 1968-1969; Executive Secretary, Geological Society of America, 1970-1974

  • Distinguished engineering geologists, administrator, and editor.  many publications on geology of Colorado, minerals of Colorado, Alaska earthquake, geology of Paraguay, quicksilver ore deposits, brown iron ores of eastern Texas, groundwater and geology of northeastern Arizona, engineering geology

  • Educated at Lafayette College, University of Arizona, Colorado School of Mines

  • President of Colorado Scientific Society, two years in a row.  Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Department of Interior, 1965.  Medallion of Merit, University of Arizona, 1960; Honor award of Colorado Engineering Council

  • Fellow, Geological Society of America; Honorary Fellow, Geological Society of London; Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

  • Honorary member:  Association of Earth Science Editors; Association of Engineering Geologists; New Mexico Geological Society; Colorado Engineering Council.  Member: Society of Economic Geologists; Geological Society of Washington

  • Loved to garden

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