On New Year’s Day 2017, Professor Hazel Prichard passed away after a long and spirited battle against cancer. As many know, Hazel’s overarching research passion was the platinum-group elements. She devoted herself to these fascinating metals for nearly 40 years and made numerous fundamental contributions to our understanding of them over her distinguished career. She collected and studied platinum-group minerals from every continent, except Antarctica, and never tired of interpreting their textures and elucidating the many and varied processes by which they formed. Over the course of her career Hazel was awarded two fellowships and a major award by the...

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