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Rich Adams
of Carr Resources, Inc.
The Origin and History of the Earth

11:30 AM Wednesday, May 17, 2017
at the Cascades
4511 Briarwood Road
Tyler, TX 75709

Cost: $20


Rich Adams was born and raised in northern Indiana.  He received a MS in Geology with Honors from Indiana University in 1973 and a MS in Geology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1975.  He worked for Exxon Company, USA in New Orleans from 1975 to 1979 and moved to The Woodlands, Texas to work for Mitchell Energy and Development Company from 1979 to 1999.  In 2000 he joined Carr Resources, Inc. in Tyler Texas where he still works today. 

Rich has published several papers on the uses of basement tectonics in both exploration and development geology as well as papers on the regional Woodbine and Eagle Ford system.  In his current employment with Carr Resources he and John Carr are actively exploring the East Texas Basin and surrounding areas using his ideas on basement tectonics to help guide the company’s exploration effort. 

Rich currently lives near Lindale, Texas with his wife Marsha.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and, believe it or not, work.  


In 2012, Dr. Robert Hazen published a book titled: "The Story of the Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years".  After reading it I realized that there was an entire branch of geology, astrophysics and biology research that I was entirely ignorant of.  His synthesis of that research started me looking into that area more fully. 

There is much new data about the origin, age, and mechanics of the universe, solar system and earth that we as scientists should be curious about.  The relationship of the Big Bang to Supernova Cycles and their influence on the structure and chemistry of the earth, also has an effect on mineralogy, plate tectonics, the origins of life and even the generation and preservation of hydrocarbons. 

I have taken the structure of Hazen's book, along with further research and added artwork to attempt to simplify these concepts to show how this planet we call home came to be, and what processes have influenced its life to this point in time. 

Earlier Event: May 6
Later Event: July 19
Basic Log Analysis Class