I am sad to report to my loyal readers here at Incoming Bytes that the world has been diminished with the passing of another good man.
John Angus Carter passed away earlier this week. I had not heard from John for a few days, --which was uncharacteristic for the John Angus Carter I knew well. We communicated by messenger, chat, or email almost every day for several years.
I received the startling news by email yesterday from another of his friends.
John was an American and a resident of Barkhamsted, Connecticut.
|John Angus Carter R.I.P. August, 2012|
John Carter was a fellow writer, blogger, and the author of hundreds, if not thousands of articles. He was, without exception, perhaps one of the most prolific and knowledgeable people I have ever had the honor to befriend and learn from. With an unbelievable capacity to not only learn, but to listen and teach, John was an intellectual giant and no less than a genius in more ways than one.
John's amazing blog
John's fascinating, and informative blog 'Goldminingandprospecting' became highly successful rapidly by any standard, garnering by last count, over 260,200 hits --and that was only one of his blogs.
Being a graduate geologist was only part of it; John was always willing to share information on any subject, whether it was politics, religion, the application of geopolymers, global plate tectonics, gold deposits, prospecting secrets and methods, environmental matters, photography, mineral specimens or subduction zones and Cameron's Line.
Gold deposits all over North America and those worldwide were the primary topic of John's gold blog. He was actively working on a book "East Coast Gold" which was to be launched in October 2012.
In our many discussions, virtually all topics of interest were tackled and discussed. John was intrigued with the potential of life --and kept himself informed in matters technology, engineering of all kinds, political matters; any and all subjects of global interest. In addition to being a writer and blogger, John was an environmental consultant, an aerial photographer, geologist, mining consultant, entrepreneur and the quintessential optimist. One of his favourite says was "We shall see what we shall see ! usually expressed as WSSWWSS!
His sense of humor was priceless, his instincts about people were virtually flawless, and his powerful thirst for knowledge and empathy for mankind revealed the unwavering heart of a unique, solid man. John always, without exception, spoke kindly and fondly of his friends, associates, and past acquaintances. John was many things, but above all else, he was a treasured friend.
My world somehow seems smaller with John's passing, but in retrospect-- he would be the first to deny that --for his was an endless vision, an inspiration to be emulated. John is now another star in the night.
I will miss him.
Rest in peace, John Angus Carter. It was an honor to know you---and you will not be forgotten.
Is that Incoming I hear?