Mountain Geologist Welcomes New Assistant Editor

Title: Mountain Geologist Welcomes New Assistant Editor

Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 29

The Mountain Geologist’s new Assistant Editor is Dr. William R. (Dick) Keefer, retired USGS geologist, editor, and exploration geologist. Dick has a lot of experience with editing, and he will be a great addition to the team.

William R. (Dick) Keefer is a retired geologist from the U.S. Geological Survey. He  received his BA and graduate degrees (MA, PhD) at the University of Wyoming. Dick began his career with the USGS while still a student in the late 1940s. For more than 30 years he was involved in geologic mapping and structural and stratigraphic studies mainly in Wyoming sedimentary basins. Also included were mapping projects in the Little Belt Mountains in Montana and Yellowstone National Park, as well as administrative assignments in Washington, D.C,, and in Denver where he held the position of regional geologist of the USGS Central Region for a number of years. Results of his field investigations are published in some 100 papers and maps. Upon retiring from the USGS, Dick spent several years with Mitchell Energy Corporation as an exploration geologist. He was then reemployed part time by the USGS to participate in the Yucca Mountain, Nevada, radioactive waste project and in tight gas sand studies in the Wind River and Bighorn Basins and, for the past 10 or more years, to serve as editor
of reports prepared for publication by scientists of the Central Energy Resources Science Center.