Hausel, Gem Hunter, Gold Hunter, Geological Consultant

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AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE

In 1977, Dr. Daniel N. Miller, Jr. offered me a dream job - a position as Economic Geologist with the Wyoming Geological Survey. I accepted & headed to the hills. With a field vehicle, gas card & freedom to do what needed to be done, I ran with the 'ball', er 'rock pick'. I thank the late Dr. Miller from the bottom of my heart for that incredible opportunity & for keeping the bureaucracy out of my way. Some need freedom, others need to be led. I didn't want to be led, nor did I want to lead. I just wanted to follow my ideas.

So, I discovered two world-class gold deposits, two world-class gemstones deposits, hundreds of gold, diamond, colored gemstone and strategtic metal anomalies, mapped >1,000 km2 of partially mapped to unmapped terrain, mapped several mining districts & Archean supracrustal belts, mapped the two largest diamondiferous kimberlite districts in the US, mapped the largest lamproite field in North America, mapped every underground mine I could get into, presented >400 public & professional talks, field trips & lectures while the majority of my colleagues at the WGS enjoyed in-house retirement. It was a perfect situation for me. 

Over a period of 3 decades at the WGS, I made several hundred gold, diamond, base metal & gemstone discoveries, found 3 world-class colored gemstone deposits, & was awarded for my part (along with 6 other geologists) for discovery of one of the largest gold deposits in the world - Donlin Creek, Alaska. Previously I had discovered the Rattlesnake Hills gold district, which is being compared to the great Cripple Creek gold deposit following incredible drill intercepts by Evolving Gold.

Some awards received include: (1) the Thayer Lindsley Award of Economic Geology for contribution in the discovery of Donlin Creek gold deposit, Alaska, & (2) the Wyoming Geological Association's Distinguished Service Award which was presented with a 5-minute standing ovation by the WGA membership.

I would like to thank three outstanding directors of the WGS: the late Dr. Daniel N. Miller, Jr for providing encouragement & support & the late Dr. Don Blackstone & Gary Glass, for their encouragement.

While at the WGS, each year I took a leave of absence to consult for various companies around the globe including Echo Bay, West Gold, Western Archon, Chevron Resources, Bald Mountain Mining and others. In 2006, I was the US Exploration Manager and VP of Exploration for DiamonEx and later consulted for various Canadian diamond companies as well as for Endurance Gold, Black Range Minerals and others.

HONORS________________________

2012

  • Selected for Who's Who in America (66th Edition)
  • Selected for induction into 30th Pearl Edition of Who's Who in the World (2013)
  • Inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honor, Atlantic City, N.J.,

2011

  • Who's Who in Science & Engineering 2011-2012 (11th edition)
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Nominated for Man of the Year

2010           

  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in America
  • Nominated -Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honor, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Nominated - DaVinci Diamond Award for Lifelong Achievements.

2009           

  • Presented 2009 Thayer Lindsley Award for a Major International Mineral Discovery (PDAC, Canada) for contributions to discovery of the Donlin Creek (39 million ounce) gold deposit, Alaska.
  • Nominated -American Award of Merit for Personal Achievement, Washington DC.
  • Nominated - Hall of Fame for Distinguished Accomplishments
  • Who's Who In America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Nominated Magna Cum Laude (ABI)
  • Nominated 100 Top Scientists of the World (IBC)
  • Nominated -2009 Man of the Year
  • Nominated -Gold Medal for the United States
  • Nominated -2009 Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement
  • Nominated - Leading Intellectuals of the World
  • Nominated - 21st Century Award of Achievement
  • Accepted - 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the World.

2008            

  • Top 2000 Scientists of 2007/08, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, England.
  • Nominated - 2008 Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement
  • Nominated - 2008 Man of the Year.
  • Who's Who in Science & Engineering
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Inducted USHOFMAA Hall of Fame, Maryland.

2007            

  • Leading Educators of the World IBC laureate.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Nominated for IBC Cambridge Blue Book.
  • 21st Century Achievement Award in Science, Martial Arts & Writing, IBC.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

2006             

  • Archimedes’s Award - Outstanding Contributions to Geological Sciences (IBC) Cambridge England
  • Inducted, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Inducted Marquis Who’s Who in America.
  • Inducted Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

2004             

  • Presented Wyoming Geological Association, Distinguished Service Award.
  • Inducted, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Inducted - Who's Who in the West
  • Inducted - Who's Who in America
  • Inducted - Who's Who in the World

2003              

  • Colorado Mining Association, Elected Member.
  • Colorado Chapter Honorary Member, International Order of Ragged Ass Miners.
  • Inducted, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

2002

  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World

2001              

  • Wyoming State Gem & Mineral Society Honorary Lifetime Member.
  • Wyoming Prospectors’ Association, Honorary Member.
  • Inductee, National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame.
  • National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame, Education Award. 
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

1998              

  • University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics, Distinguished Lecturer.
  • Rocky Mountain Prospectors, Colorado, Prospectors Best Friend Award.
  • Inductee, American Biographical Institute’s Millennium Hall of Fame.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America.
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
  • Marquis Who's Who in the West.

1995

  • International Man of the Year

1994               

  • Laramie Lyceum, Distinguished Speaker.
  • Man of the Year.

1992               

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists President's Award.
  • Nominated, Dibblie Mapping Award.
  • Wyoming Geological Association, Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Endeavors.

1989               

  • Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.

1985               

  • Geological Survey of Wyoming, Award for Outstanding Service & Contributions.

1971               

  • U.S. Army School of Artillery, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Honor Graduate.

Member of Several Distinguished Biographical  Compendiums  including Who's Who in the West, America, the World, 7 of 11 editions of Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Who’s Who in the 21st Century, Men of Achievement, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 2000 Notable American Men, 5000 Personalities of the World, Living Science, Great Minds of the 21st Century, Dictionary of International Biography, 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, 2000 Outstanding Scientists of 2008/2009, >50 awards for presentations at the Wyoming Geological Association.