President Dummett, members and friends of the Society of Economic Geologists: To be selected for the Silver Medal, and to join what I consider to be a remarkable list of past recipients of the medal, is indeed a great honor. It is humbling to be recognized by one’s peers for accomplishments that stemmed from the tremendous opportunities I’ve had over the last two decades to work in outstanding field locations with many exceptional people. In fact, I wouldn’t be standing up here today were it not for the good fortune I’ve had working and interacting with so many colleagues and...

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