President Barb Dutrow, Officers, Past Roebling Medalists, Members of the Mineralogical Society of America and Guests:

It gives me great pleasure to say a few words about Gordon Brown, the 2007 Roebling Medalist, a mineralogist who, in his own words, claims to have gone astray. I have always defined mineralogy as what mineralogists do and what Gordon has done, at least in my mind, is to have broadened the field of mineralogy during his career into other exciting areas such as biology, chemistry, and physics.

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