Richard William Hutchinson Geochemistry and Geochronology

Developed the concept of exhalative ore deposits

The Story

Hutchinson is responsible for the concept of exhalative ore deposits which became a successful model in exploring massive sulphide deposits in rock strata around the world. The model indirectly but correctly predicts that massive sulphides should be found around hot fluid vents on the sea floor. He has won numerous awards and medals.

Sources: Who’s Who in America 1994

The Person

Birthdate
November 17, 1928
Birthplace
London, Ontario
Title
Geologist; Professor
Office
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
Status
Semi-retired
Degrees
  • BSc Geology at UWO, 1950
  • MSc Geology at the U of Wisconsin, Madison, 1951
  • PhD in Geology, 1954
Last Updated
October 15, 2001
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