Exciting new novel tells author’s brush with ‘Elusive Treasures’

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Geologist, author Dell R. Foutz relives many adventures while seeking oil, uranium, gold, fossils, gems

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As a professional geologist, author Dell R. Foutz has had many encounters with the “Elusive Treasures” (published by Xlibris) Mother Earth has in store underneath. Inspired by his many adventures in exciting places, Foutz shares the thrill he feels everytime he is on a journey to discovering ‘real fortune’ through an autobiography with a twist.

This account details the exploits of Foutz since he was a boy up until he became a full-fledged ‘earth scientist’. As a kid, he seems to be someone jinxed for bad luck. When he grew up, he tried several careers but he eventually ended up as a skilled geologist who seeks his fortune in oil, uranium, gold, fossils and gems. What should be ‘great discoveries’ still elude him but his number of quests proved to be a good source of fascinating incidents.

A unique and unusual story of a man who brushes close to great wealth often but with the “Elusive Treasures” usually getting away, this humorous and laid-back read will fascinate both geologists and lay readers.

“Elusive Treasures”
By Dell R. Foutz
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781499058093
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781499058109
E-Book | 192 pages | ISBN 9781499058086
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dell R. Foutz was born in 1932 in Ogden, Utah. He has an AS degree in journalism from Weber College in Utah; a BS and MS in geology from Brigham Young University; and a PhD in geology from Washington State University. He has worked with the Utah State Engineer’s Office; has been a pilot for the US Air Force; and senior exploration and senior production geologist in Texas with Exxon. He also taught geology at Mesa State College in Colorado for 27 years all the while doing consultation on gold, oil, oil shale, uranium, fossils and gems. Twenty of his classes were taught during spring breaks at the Grand Canyon which involved backpacking to the bottom and out each year.

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