July 22, 2012

Off to Alaska…

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Jackie and I in front of the Chapman's Peak Nonconformity in Cape Town, South Africa, May 2011.

I have an announcement to make: in a few days my husband Jackie and I will be flying from our home in Cape Town, South Africa to Nome, Alaska. In Nome we’re both going to be working for AuruMar, a South African based marine gold exploration company. We’ll be working in Nome for about two months. I am very excited about this opportunity to travel to Alaska and gain experience working in industry, and I’m even more excited that my husband and I will be going into the field together. We’ve spent far too many months apart over the last 5 years, and usually it’s one or the other of us hopping on an airplane, not both.

I will not be blogging about my work in Nome (or any of my industry work), but I will probably share a few pictures from Alaska when I return. If you’d like to learn more about gold exploration and mining in Nome, I’ll refer you to AuruMar’s official news releases. If you’d like to learn more about independent/amateur gold mining offshore of Nome, I’ll refer you to The Discovery Channel’s reality TV show “Bering Sea Gold” (called “Gold Divers” in some countries).  This TV show probably skews, scripts, and edits “reality”, but I’ll recommend the show anyway. The show does have some great underwater shots of gold-bearing sediment!

I’ve set up “Monday Geology Picture” posts and a few other things to autopost while I’m away. However, I won’t be able to check my blog regularly and respond to comments and such. I look forward to interacting with everyone when I return!