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Dr. A.K. Williams grew up on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia where he received a B.S., M.S.,

and Ph.D. degree in microbiology. He won a two year post-doctoral fellowship to The Oak Ridge National Laboratories where he pursued studies in

molecular biology. These studies, primarily, involved research on de novo synthesis of protein and genetic coding of DNA.
 

He served as chief of the Aquatic Ecology Section of the Southeastern Water Pollution Laboratory (now EPA). He also worked (regrettably) at the

Richard B, Russell Agricultural Research Laboratory. When the crap got too deep he told them to shove it up their --- "trasero" and quit.
 

The last 16 years have been spent pursuing more mundane but more enjoyable interests in Central America, namely, gold mining, treasure hunting, and

whatever else turns him on at the moment. He has learned a great deal of practical metallurgy of gold and other precious metals by study and by

operating a small assay laboratory.
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