President Dummett, members of the Society: The SEG Silver Medal is awarded in the recipient’s "midcareer" for "excellence in original work in the geology of mineral deposits." Rich Goldfarb is clearly a geoscientist who is worthy of such an award. Some geoscientists make important individual contributions in research but do not make an impact on other aspects of scientific endeavor and fellowship. Rich Goldfarb is a major exception to this because, in addition to making a major contribution to individual and team research of a cutting-edge nature, he has encouraged and contributed to major syntheses of well-endowed metallogenic regions poorly...

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