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Anderson, Charles A. (Charles Alfred), 1902-1990


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    • Charles Alfred
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    • Anderson, Andy, 1902-1990
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    • Anderson, Charles Alfred, 1902-
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    • found: Volcanoes of the Medicine Lake Highland, California, 1941:title page (Charles A. Anderson)
    • found: The Tuscan formation of northern California, with a discussion concerning the origin of volcanic breccias, 1933:title page (Charles A. Anderson)
    • found: Geologic map of the Mount Union quadrangle, Yavapai County, Arizona, 1972:title page (C.A. Anderson)
    • found: Studies in volcanology: a memoir in honor of Howel Williams, 1968:title page (Charles A. Anderson, editor)
    • found: American mineralogist, 1991:volume 76, page 306-307 (Memorial of Charles A. Anderson, 1902-1990; Charles A. Anderson, a distinguished geologist of the Geological Survey and the University of California, died in Pomona, California, on January 9, 1990; he was best known to friends as Andy; he was born in Bloomington, California on June 6, 1902; after his bachelor's degree from Pomona in 1924, he began graduate study in mineralogy at the University of California, Berkeley; at Berkeley, he instructed in petrology and petrography and started Ph. D. field work on the puzzling copper mines of Plumas County; Andy's Ph. D. was granted in 1928, and he joined the Berkeley faculty the following year, beginning his climb up the academic ladder to associate professor in 1938; his interests then shifted to young volcanic rocks; widely quoted papers produced during this young volcanic phase of his career included Origtn of the Volcano Breccias of the Tuscan Formation (1933), Volcanic History of the Clear Lake Area of Califurnia (1936), The Hat Creek Lava Flow (1940), and. Volcanoes of the Medicine Lake Highlands (1941); in September 1942 he was offered work with the Geological Survey's strategic mineral program on molybdenite and then the moly-containing porphyry copper deposits ofArizona and nearby states; in 1953 Andy accepted the administrative job as chief of the large Mineral Deposits Branch; he served as branch chief until 1958, and was then asked to be the new Chief Geologist; he then moved in 1964 to the new Survey center in Menlo Park, California; he retired March 31, 1972 and moved to the University of California, Santa Cruz campus in 1973, where he consulted with students and faculty; he moved to a retirement home in Pomona in 1979)
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