Lionel Weiss' photographs of geologists in Baja California

Alex Baird graduated from Pomona immediately before my arrival in 1954. He stayed on to work for a Master's degree and to be my Assistant. Alex went on to get a Ph.D. at Berkeley and then returned to Pomona as a faculty member. Alex became a pioneer in the use of X-ray fluorescence for making chemical analyses of silicate rocks and was a principal investigator for the Viking Landers on Mars, determining the chemical composition of the Martian regolith. He died early from a heart attack.

Olaf van West graduated from Pomona in 1955 and was awarded a Master's Degree in 1958 for his thesis on The Geology of the San Benito Islands and the southwest part of Cedros Island, Baja California. Olaf went on to a distinguished business career in Japan.

C. Barry Raleigh graduated from Pomona in 1956. Aftere taking his Ph.D. degree at U.C.L.A., Barry had a distinguished career with the U.S.G.S., being head of Seismology. He was Director of the Lamont Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York, and subsequently Dean at the University of Hawaii.

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Baja California

Photographs by Lionel E. Weiss

1. 2. 3. 4.
Camp on
Cedros Island.

Alex Baird,
Olaf van West,
C. Barry Raleigh,
Donald McIntyre
Cedros Island

Alex Baird,
Olaf van West,
Donald McIntyre,
Barry Raleigh
Cedros Island

The first
deer-stalker
hat on the
island!
Cedros Island

Donald McIntyre

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