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Guanghua Liu
(1955-    )

Dr. Guanghua ("George") Liu is the proprietor of AAA Minerals International (AG) in Tübingen, Germany and Zug, Switzerland, and is the author of Fine Minerals in China--A Guide to Mineral Localities (2006). He was born in the mining town of Xikuangshan, Hunan Province, China in 1955, and graduated from high school in 1973. Like all young men during the infamous "Cultural Revolution," he was then sent to a rural area as a farm laborer. However, he was later allowed to attend college, and graduated in 1978 from the Jiaozuo Mining School, and subsequently received his Master's Degree in Coal Geology and Sedimentology from the China University of Geosciences in 1981. He joined the faculty as a lecturer and rose to the position of Associate Professor. In 1987 he attended Tübingen University in Germany as a visiting scholar, and began collecting minerals in 1988, specializing in Chinese specimens. He received his PhD in Geology at Tübingen in 1992.

Dr. Liu served on the scientific staff of Tübingen University and also worked as a consultant for several international companies involved in the Chinese coal industry. He is the author of over 80 scientific papers and books on geology, coal, coalbed methane technology, and mineral deposits (in English, German and Chinese). He is also a guest professor at the Chinese University of Mining and Technology, and the Chinese University of Geosciences in Beijing.

LIU, G. (2006) Fine Minerals in China--A Guide to Mineral Localities. AAA Mineral AG, Zug, Switzerland.
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