ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A special ceremony is planned in Nevada this spring to celebrate the life of the man who discovered microscopic bits of gold that led to development of one of the largest, richest gold deposits in the world more than 50 years.
John Sealy Livermore died Feb. 7 in Reno at age 94. His 1961 discovery near Carlin about 30 miles east of Elko triggered a modern-day gold rush still flourishing across the Carlin Trend, stretching five miles wide and 40 miles long in northern Nevada.
Livermore was born in San Francisco in 1918. He studied geology at Stanford University and began his career with Newmont Mining Corp. in 1952. The tribute is planned 7 p.m. April 19 in the Davidson Math and Science Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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