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Roy Woodall Medal

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The Australian Geoscience Council takes much pleasure in announcing the launch of the Roy Woodall Medal.  The Roy Woodall Medal seeks to recognise scientific excellence in both mineral exploration and the documentation of world-class mineral deposits

Applications for 2020 have now closed.

This award honours the extensive contribution to scientific excellence in Mineral Geoscience that Roy Woodall AO has made over his lifetime.  Roy Woodall’s high scientific standards, innovative approach to exploration and use of the latest geoscientific techniques have left a enormous and lasting legacy of improved scientific methodologies and exploration successes. The WMC team under Roy’s leadership made many world class discoveries in Australia, several of which opened up entire new mineral provinces. The most notable of these include the Darling Range Bauxite Province, the Kambalda Nickel District, the Olympic Dam Copper-Gold-Uranium deposit and the St Ives Gold Camp. More importantly than even these discoveries, Roy’s dedication to the training and mentorship of other geoscientists has advanced the capabilities of Australia’s mining and exploration industries and the development of our nation.

This intention of this award is to recognise those individuals that seek to emulate Roy’s contribution to the mineral industry by applying the best science to the endeavours of mineral exploration and the documentation of world-class mineral deposits. The goal of this is to encourage the ethos of scientific excellence that Roy was such a strong advocate for.

The Australian Geoscience Council is now calling for nominations for the inaugural award of the Roy Woodall Medal.  Nominations will be required to provide a succinct overview of the achievements and successes of their nominee.  Nominations should also provide evidence of how the nominee stands out above other geoscientists as a rightful recipient of this award. Nominees should either be an Australian or have done the bulk of the work for which they are being nominated for in Australia.The nominations should include three referees, separate to the nominators, prepared to support the nomination for this award. The nominators and nominee should all be members of at least one of the AGC Member Organisations .

Current round of nominations close 31st August 2020

It is currently envisaged that the inaugural recipient of the Australian Geoscience Council’s Roy Woodall Award will be announced at Diggers and Dealers 2020.

For more information contact: 

Kim Frankcombe    AGC Secretary     

Leanne Gunther    AGC Admin Officer

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