Harold F. Bonham, Jr.Harold F. Bonham, Jr.

Research Geologist (Emeritus)
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Education

M.S., Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1963
B.A. Geology, University of California, Los Angeles 1954
A.A. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1951

Areas of Expertise

Geology of precious metal deposits
Geology rare metal deposits
Regional geology
Volcanology
Geochemical exploration

Professional Experience

Research Geologist, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (1963-1996)
Acting Director/Acting State Geologist (1993-95)

Geologist and Group Leader, Southern Pacific Company (1955-61)

U.S. Navy (1946-1949)

Selected Publications

Hsu, L.C., Bonham, H.F., Jr., Price, J.G., Garside, L.J., Desilets, M.O., and Lechler, P.J., in review, Geochemical characteristics of the Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in the Winnemucca 30- x 60-degree Quadrangle, Nevada, U.S.A. - Background Values for Gold Exploration: Exploration and Mining Geology, Special Volume, Pergamon Press, New York.

Castor, S.B., Tingley, J.V., and Bonham, H.F., Jr., 1994, Pyritic ash-flow tuff, Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Economic Geology, v. 89, no. 2, p. 401-407.

Bonham, H. F., Jr. and Bell, J. W., 1993, Geologic map of the Steamboat 7-1/2-minute Quadrangle, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 4Fg.

Berger, B.R., and Bonham, H.F., Jr., 1992, Epithermal gold-silver deposits in the western United States: Time-space products of evolving plutonic, volcanic, and tectonic environments, in Hedenquist, J.W., White, N.C., and Siddley, G., eds, Epithermal Gold Mineralization of the Circum-Pacific: Geology, Geochemistry, Origin and Exploration, Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 103-142.

Berger, B.R., and Bonham, H.F., Jr., 1990, Epithermal gold-silver deposits in the western United States: Time-space products of evolving plutonic, volcanic, and tectonic environments: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 36, no. 1, 3 p. 103-142.

Sillitoe, R.H., and Bonham, H.F., Jr., 1990, Sediment-hosted gold deposits--Distal products of magmatic-hydrothermal systems: Geology, v. 18, no. 2, p. 157-161.

Other Publications

Professional Societies

Geological Society of America (Fellow)
Society of Economic Geologists (Fellow)
Geological Society of Nevada (Honorary Member)
Association of Exploration Geochemists (Fellow)

Award and Honor Societies

Elected Honorary Member of the Geological Society of Nevada, 1994

 

Remembering Harold F. Bonham, Jr.