President Goldfarb, ladies, and gentlemen: The Marsden Award was established in 1987. It is given as an accolade, a tribute, as praise and thanks for exceptional stewardship and contribution to the workings of the Society of Economic Geologists.

It is an honor and great pleasure to introduce Richard L. Nielsen as recipient of the Ralph W. Marsden Award for 2006. I am the designated citationist. As far as I know, the only previous citation Dick has received was in 1983, after Dick started his consulting practice. Having just purchased a new pickup truck, he was checking out its performance when...

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