The Dana Medal is a great honor for which I am very grateful to the Mineralogical Society of America, the nominators and the Awards Committee. Receiving an award like this from your peers is a humbling experience. With luck I will continue to live up to its standards. One of the most important benefits is the opportunity to consider the changes in the field that have occurred over a career and the complex interactions among the factors that lead to scientific advancements and successful science. These factors include a great deal of hard work, good fortune, and a local, national...

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