Thank you, John, for your kind words, and thank you, Barbara, for presenting me with this prestigious medal, which until a few months ago I didn’t even know existed.

I am grateful that the late Peter Zodac had the vision in 1926 to establish Rocks & Minerals and that the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation (HELDREF) had the resources to resuscitate it in 1975 after Mr. Zodac died and his relatives found it too daunting a task to keep the publication afloat. I am also grateful for a supportive publisher and a growing host of writers, photographers, volunteers, donors, and...

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