Mr. President, dear friends, and colleagues: It is a great pleasure for me to
present to you Werner E. Halter as this year’s winner of the Waldemar Lindgren
Considering the membership of our Society of Economic Geologists, the
Lindgren Award is arguably the most significant "young geoscientist"
award internationally. Personally, it is a very special occasion for me that I
may introduce Werner as the first Swiss recipient of this award, not just
anywhere, but here in Australia: this event links the country in which I was
born and where I work again now, with the country that sparked...