At Québec 2017, the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits will recognise the achievements of three scientists for geological research applied to mineral deposits and outstanding service to the Society.
The SGA-Young Scientist Award, which recognises scientists at the beginning of their careers, consists of a citation, prize money of EUR1500 and travel to Québec City 2017. Previous award winners have included Noreen Vielreicher (2003), Alexandre Raphael Cabral (2005), Gilles Levresse (2007), David Holwell (2009), Kalin Kouzmanov (2011), David Dolejs (2013), Huayong Chen (2015). Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from the Society’s web site.
The SGA-Newmont Gold Medal recognises the career of the awardee involving “unusually original work in the mineral deposit sector, which shall be broadly interpreted to encompass major contributions to (1) the science through research and (2) the development of mineral resources through mine geology, exploration and discovery.” The award consists of a citation, a 999.99 fine gold medal, and travel to Québec City 2017. Previous medallists include Zdenek Johan (2007), Shunso Ishihara (2009), David Groves (2011), Michel Cuney (2013), and Steven Scott (2015). Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from the Society’s web site.
The SGA-KGHM Kroll Medal is based on in memory of Gerardus L. Krol (1912-1984) who played a key role in the foundation and development of the Society and recognizes outstanding service to SGA. The inaugural winner of the SGA-KGHM Kroll Medal was Frances Saupé (2015). Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from the Society’s web site.
For all awards, letters of support from three SGA members are required. All nomination forms and letters should be sent to the SGA Executive Secretary with a copy to the Chairman of the Awards Committee, whose addresses can be found on the nomination form. All nominations and letters of support (either digital or hard copy) must be received by 31 March 2017.
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It is widely acknowledged that there is a worldwide shortage of well-trained young professionals in the field of mineral deposit research and economic geology. By establishing the SGA Educational Fund (SGA EF), the SGA wishes to contribute to training the next generation of economic geologists by providing support for educational activities in mineral deposit geology for students and professionals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.