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John Sealy Livermore, geologist was 94

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The exploration geologist and Marin native who in the 1960s played a pivotal role in the development of Nevada’s gold-mining industry has died in Reno at the age of 94. Livermore’s theory that the state contained “microscopic” gold so fine it couldn’t be panned or even seen by the naked eye resulted in the highly profitable Carlin Mine, and the 40-mile long swath around it known as the Carlin Trend. He was the son of the late Marin conservationist Caroline Livermore, after whom the highest peak on Angel Island is named. Obituary: Marin IJ

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