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William Estavillo

William Estavillo, mineralogist, museum official, exhibits consultant. Board directors, correspondent secretary Southern California section Friends of Mineralogy. Member Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America, International Platform Association, San Diego Mineral and Gem Society (honorary).

Background

  • Estavillo, William was born on January 9, 1946 in Paris. (parents American citizens). Son of Robert and Paulette B. (LeMarchand) Estavillo.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Grossmont College, El Cajon, California, 1966. Bachelor of Science in Geology, San Diego state University, 1972. Certified audio engineer, Del Mar Communications Center, 1985.

      Graduate, La Jolla Academy Advertising and Art, 1987.

    Career

    • Data analyst Naval Undersea Research and Development Center, San Diego, 1968-1970. Chairman mineralogy department California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, 1974-1979. Science education consultant, San Diego, 1979-1986.

      Producer community television Station, Del Mar, California, 1983-1986. Chairman department mineralogy San Diego Natural History Museum, from 1986, co-editor transactions, from 1986. Lecturer in field, since 1975, co-pi National Science Foundation, Interactive Science Exhibits, 1987-1991.

      Earth science captain San Diego County Science Olympiad, 1990. Freelance photographer, since 1964. Teaching assistant San Diego State University, 1963-1972.

      Research participant National Science Foundation, Baja California, Mexico, 1969. Columnist Nature Trails, photographer Star News, Chula Vista, California, 1972. Teacher earth science Elementary Institute of Science, San Diego, 1973, San Diego Outdoor Education Department, 1983.

      Member mineral museum advisory council since 1976.

    Works

    • Author: Gems and Minerals of California, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Board directors, correspondent secretary Southern California section Friends of Mineralogy. Member Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America, International Platform Association, San Diego Mineral and Gem Society (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Victoria E. Larriva, November 14, 1987.
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    Born January 9, 1946
    Died November 16, 2007
    (aged 61)
    • 1966
      Grossmont College
    • 1972
      San Diego State University
    • 1985
      Del Mar Communications Center
    • 1987
      La Jolla Academy Advertising and Art
    • 1968 - 1970
      Data analyst, Naval Undersea Research and Development Center
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1979
      chairman, mineralogy department California Academy Sciences
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1979 - 1986
      science education consultant
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      producer community television Station
      Del Mar, California, United States
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