Mr. President, members of the Society, and
guests: It gives me great pleasure to present Murray Hitzman for the 1999 SEG
Silver Medal. Murray receives the Silver Medal for his outstanding contributions
to economic geology on a very broad front: in ore finding, in mine development,
in research, in policy planning, and in teaching.
Murray entered the Ph.D. program in economic geology at
Stanford in the fall of 1978. He arrived with a double major in Anthropology and
Geology from Dartmouth, an M.S. degree in geology from the University of
Washington, several years of experience in mineral exploration, and a...