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The note sourced to Guiness about the "largest oil gusher" needs a tie-in to him and further clarification rather than an isolated factoid. I've removed a couple other odd factoids - need clarification and addition as a prose section if important rather than rather meaningless listification bits. Vsmith (talk) 23:26, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Himalaya (1936, first Swiss Himalaya Expedition, under Arnold Heim):
They were grateful of the swede Sven Hedin's hints.
Colombia (1937-1945, for Shell): He witnessed asphalt dropping rocks.
(Eichenberger, 2008) citing (Heim, Arnold; Gansser, Augusto (1938). Thron der Götter: Erlebnisse der ersten Schweizer Himalaja-Expedition. Zürich/Leipzig: Morgarten-Verlag. p. 270.), says they acknowledged and were grateful of Sven Hedin literature on Himalaya.
OK, language is a handicap (I don't read German). Comments:
I can see that observing rocks dripping asphalt would be quite an experience for an exploration geologist. However most readers don't have a geology background and that factoid in isolation means nothing to them. In other words, it needs expansion if it is important enough to include - expansion as part of a biographical sketch in prose rather than a list element. (Side note, the wiki article on the Serranía de la Macarena states that the rocks are all Precambrian - seems it needs work as I don't see PC rocks dripping asphalt.)
I'm in doubt too, he says Mount Macarena in german, could be the range. I do not think PC rocks can have petroleum too, but I'm not sure.
Three expeditions to Macarena Mountains: 1938 (1200 Ma old rocks), 1939 and 1942 he finds rocks dripping asphalt. --Chris.urs-o (talk) 20:26, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
The factoid They were grateful of the swede Sven Hedin's hints. also needs to be worked into a prose paragraph stating that they used Hedin's work as a guide for their exploration or something. And Swede should be capitalized.
The oil gusher needs a better tie to him - was it pure luck, did Gansser pick the spot to drill based on his geo-detective work or what? Again the factoid needs a better tie to his work in a prose paragraph or section about his work in Iran.
He was the Chief geologist, he linked his field reports with the pictures taken by the Iranian Air Force.
I listified the career section yesterday as it looked too choppy, but with additional info each list item could be worked into a brief paragraph in the career section. Vsmith (talk) 14:52, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
I'll try to find more information. --Chris.urs-o (talk) 15:00, 2 November 2010 (UTC)