Wow, it was wonderful to be recognized by the University of Wyoming alumni association for our discovery, even though I am not part of the alumni association. The Canadian PDAC also recognized our discover, so I was hoping the University of Utah alumni association and University of New Mexico alumni association might also take note of this discovery - but they didn't.
A forth member of the group, Richard Garnett, was part of the discovery group of a giant nickel deposit later in Canada. So, Richard was part of two incredible discoveries! Bruce Hickok (RIP), a descendant of Wild Bill Hickok, later was killed in an avalanche in Alaska. Wild Bruce was a great guy and the world misses him.
|Dr. Graff stands with Mrs. Lyman at site of plane crash on Snow Gulch,|
Donlin Creek, Alaska, 1989. All survived, and this is common in Alaska.
|Dr. Paul was unhappy - someone threw his awful - err I mean entertaining|
Mills Brothers tape into the pond outside the tent. We tried to find the
culprit, but no one would confess. Personally, I think it was a grizzly bear.
What is a Mills Brothers tape? It is a way to make all other music sound
For me, making the discovery with my 6 colleagues was much more important than money. Sure, it would be nice to have some of the gold and go out and buy a Ferrari, but money only lasts until the grim reaper shows up at your door step. After that, what we have done with our lives may live on for a few more generations. So, hopefully, you will all be reading about me in some textbook when I go knocking at the Gates.
|Some people think I have a problem with authority. My boss, Dr. Paul, |
came into the field to tell me to get back to work. (photo by Paul Graff).
|Driving to work along the Queen trench at the Donlin Creek gold |