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During the past 30 years, Professor Hausel worked as a research geologist and consultant specializing in exploration for diamonds, colored gemstones, precious metals, base metals and strategic metals as well as Cratonic environments and Archean greenstone terrains. His work led to the discovery of several diamondiferous kimberlites, numerous gold anomalies and deposits, some nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum and palladium occurrences, several gemstone deposits and other mineral occurrences.


A signifiant part of the Archean in the Wyoming Craton was mapped by Hausel. His contributions included maps of the South Pass greenstone belt, the Seminoe Mountains greenstone belt, the Rattlesnake Hills greenstone belt and Tertiary alkalic intrusives, the Copper Mountain supracrustal belt, Cooper Hill metamorphic complex, as well as the largest field of lamproites in North America (Leucite Hills) and the two largest kimberlite districts in the US (State Line and Iron Mountain).


While working as a consultant for Western Gold Exploration and Mining in Alaska, he provided the initial detailed mapping on the Donlin Creek gold deposit, which in currently recognized as the largest (39.5 million ounces) undeveloped gold deposit in North America. While employed by Western Archon, he discovered sapphire and benitoite during exploration of an unconventional diamond deposit in California. As a consultant for Echo Bay, he identified and proposed several excellent diamond projects to the company including one that later became a diamond mine.


In 1992, he was the recipient of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist's President's Certificate for Excellence and was awarded the Wyoming Geological Association's Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Endeavors and Contributions. In 2001, his contributions were further recognized by several other national and international organization and he was awarded the Education Award by the National Rock Hound & Lapidary Hall of Fame (HOF). In 2004, the Wyoming Geological Association awarded him their highest honor – the association’s ‘Distinguished Service Award’ for outstanding endeavors and contributions to the work and progress of the association and understanding of Wyoming’s geology. The association was so impressed that a 5 minute standing ovation accompanied the presentation. He is also hi-lighted in Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Two Thousand Notable American Men, Five Thousand Personalities of the World, and several other related documents.



  • B.Sc. in Geology - University of Utah (1972).
  • M.Sc. in Geology - University of Utah (1974). Focus on high P,T igneous systems and petrology.
  • Post Graduate - University of New Mexico (1974-1975). Focus on high P,T igneous systems.
  • Hydrothermal Alteration Short Course - University of Idaho, Moscow (1983).
  • PhD. Japanese Martial Arts Science – International University of Sports & Martial Arts Sciences (2006).



  • 2008- , Adjunct Professor of Geology, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  • 2007-2008, Vice President of Exploration, DiamonEx USA Ltd, Laramie, Wyoming.
  • 2006-2007 US Exploration Manager, DiamonEx Ltd, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1991-2007 Senior Economic Geologist, Wyoming Geological Survey. Specialization in geophysical, geochemical, & geological investigations of kimberlite, lamproite, unconventional diamond deposits & related placers; shear zone and epithermal gold in greenstone belts & Tertiary volcanics; platinum, nickel & chromium associated with layered intrusives and komatiite, and a variety of colored gemstones.
  • 1981-1991 Deputy Director & Economic Geologist, Wyoming State Geological Survey.
  • 1977-1981 Staff Minerals Geologist, Wyoming State Geological Survey.
  • 1976-1977 Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Casper, WY.
  • 1975 Project Geologist, Warnock Exploration, Albuquerque, N.M. Uranium exploration & development.
  • 1974-1975 Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Igneous petrology & mineralogy.
  • 1972-1974 Research Assistant, University of Utah, S.L.C., Utah. Igneous petrology & lunar geology. Research related to high-pressure xenocrysts in mafic igneous rocks.
  • 1970-1968 Astronomy Lecturer, Hansen Planetarium, S.L.C., Utah.
  • 1968 Geological Assistant, Sachem Prospects, S.L.C., Utah. Cobalt Exploration in Idaho.



  • 2008- , Consultant, Black Range Minerals, Perth Australia.
  • 2006-2008, Consultant, DiamonEx Ltd, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2006 Consultant, Terras Gold Company, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2003 Consultant, Diamond exploration, Western Archon, Reno, Nevada.
  • 1998 Instructor, Diamond Exploration Short Course, Wyoming Geological Association, Casper, Wyoming.
  • 1998 Instructor, North American Diamond Company Short Course, Vancouver BC.
  • 1995 Instructor & Consultant, Diamond Exploration, MK Gold, S.L.C., Utah.
  • 1994 Consultant, Diamond Exploration, Echo Bay Exploration, Spokane, Washington.
  • Instructor & Consultant, Diamond Exploration, North American Exploration, Kaysville, Utah.
  • Instructor, Diamond Exploration Short Course, University of Wyoming.
  • 1993 Consultant, Diamond Exploration, Bald Mountain Mining Co., Lead, South Dakota.
  • 1994 Instructor, Diamond Exploration Short Course, Wyoming Geological Association, Casper, Wyoming.
  • Consultant, Diamond Exploration, A & E Resources, Jackson, Wyoming.
  • 1992 Consultant, Gold Exploration, Fowler Resources, Hamilton, Montana.
  • 1990 Consulting Petrologist, Gold Exploration, Chevron Resources, Georgetown, Montana.
  • 1989 Consultant, Western Gold Exploration & Mining, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • 1988 Consultant, Western Gold Exploration & Mining.
  • Instructor, Gold & Diamond Prospecting, University of Wyoming.
  • 1984 Consulting Petrologist, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins, Wyoming.
  • 1982 Instructor, Prospecting & Exploration Methods, University of Wyoming.
  • 1981 Instructor, Prospecting Methods, University of Wyoming Adult Education.
  • Consultant, Twin Buttes Corp., Laramie, Wyoming.


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