Mr. President and members: It is an easy and pleasurable task to be the citationist for Tony Naldrett’s SEG Penrose Gold Medal. Easy because of Tony’s stunning career in teaching, research, and service. A pleasure because he has been a close friend for 34 years. Let me recount for you some of his history, both recorded and, for understandable reasons, unrecorded.

In 1957, Tony, a dashing 24-year-old graduate of Cambridge University, who had flown Meteor jets as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and drove racing cars, arrived in Canada to work for Falconbridge Nickel as a mine geologist...

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