President Hedenquist, SEG Executive, former Penrose awardees, members of the International Geoscience Community: It is my pleasure to deliver the citation address of David Groves, awarded the Society of Economic Geologists Penrose Gold Medalist 2009.

David is a maverick and iconoclast, in the finest sense of these monikers—challenging conventional thought, building on the best of accumulated scientific knowledge whilst conferring fundamental original scientific insights. He is one of less than a handful of geoscientists who, over the last decade, led to an understanding of mineral deposits in terms of the mantle lithosphere rather than crustal setting.

David Groves commenced his...

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