Simon Camm

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Simon Camm

As a child in Corn­wall, Simon Camm came across a man-​​made grotto lined with min­eral crys­tals. He was cap­tiv­ated by their diverse col­ours and forms, and this fas­cin­a­tion never left him. He became a pro­fes­sional geo­lo­gist, work­ing in Corn­wall and later, as a con­sult­ant on base and pre­cious metals as well as dia­monds, in Europe, Asia, the Far East and Africa. He then spent sev­eral years as Hon­or­ary Research Fel­low of the Cam­borne School of Mines, Uni­ver­sity of Exeter, and Vis­it­ing Fel­low in Min­ing Geo­logy, Uni­ver­sity of Green­wich. He is a Fel­low of the Geo­lo­gical Soci­ety of Lon­don, and author of Cornish Rocks and Min­er­als and The Geo­logy and Land­scape of Corn­wall and the Isles of scilly, both pub­lished in our Pocket Corn­wall series. He is the author of Gold in the Counties of Corn­wall and Devon, and author, or co-​​author, of numer­ous sci­entific papers.

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