Meet our Alumni: Gene Suemnicht, MS '77

Gene Suemnicht holding a map and speaking at the summit of Mammoth Mountain in Long Valley caldera

CEO and Chief Geologist at EGS, Inc.

I still get to do some remote forays. They usually involve less climbing than the Catalinas but still include some mapping and a lot of geochemical sampling. We are currently doing wellsite supervision for a project on the Island of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles. Our drillsite is built on the flank of the Soufriere Hills volcano right up against the block/ash flows and lahars that wiped out the capitol city of Plymouth in 1995-96. The volcano still interrupts us occasionally. It has experienced major eruptive pulses every three years. The last big pulse was in 2010. Always good to be close to the action.

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