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MMSA Gold Medalists

Award Year

Recipient(s)

Achievements

2013
Jon Price
Jonathan G Price
Jonathan G Price was awarded the 2013 MMSA Gold Medal for significant contributions to the science of economic geology in the minerals industry, academia, and government.  His dedication to public outreach has improved our understanding and appreciation of the vital role played by mining and minerals in Nevada and the United States.
Text of Acceptance Speech
2011
Stan Dempsey
Stanley Dempsey

Stanley Dempsey was awarded the 2011 MMSA Gold Medal for “Raising the bar for achievement in the mineral industry, for his career long effort to promote the mineral industry in the public and governmental arenas, and for his exhibiting a strong ethical standard in all his business dealings”
Text of Acceptance Speech

2010
Roshan Bhappu
Roshan Bhappu
Roshan Bhappu was awarded the 2010 MMSA Gold Medal “For conspicuous professional and public service for the advancement of the sciences of Mining and Metallurgy, and/or of Economic Geology; for the betterment of the conditions under which these industries are carried on, for the protection of mine investors, and especially for the better protection of the health and safety of workmen in the mines and metallurgical establishments.”
2009
Dorothy Gallagher
Dorothy Gallagher
*
Dorothy Gallagher was awarded the 2009 MMSA Gold Medal for “For exemplary dedication as a stalwart supporter of the mining industry and mining education through her efforts to maintain and invigorate the mining program at the Mackey School of Earth Sciences and Engineering as well as vocational education programs in the Nevada community college system.”
2008


Tom O'Neil

Tom O'Neil was awarded the MMSA Gold Medal during the Centennial Celebration Dinner “For a lifetime of dedication across multiple aspects of the mining industry, exemplified by excellence in academia, executive leadership in base metals and iron ore mining, and support of professional mining associations.”
2007


Glen Barton

Glen Barton, retired chairman of Caterpillar Inc., was awarded the MMSA Gold Medal during the Annual Meeting Dinner. In making the award, outgoing MMSA President Bob Schafer, commented that Glen is the first person from the equipment side of the mining business to be nominated for the Gold Medal. More
2005


Donald* and Mary Hausen

"For their significant humanitarian efforts, which have contributed meaningfully in making a positive impact of mining on society." More

2002


Leonard Harris

Many achievements as a metallurgist, a manager and most importantly as a humanitarian. His standards in professionalism, integrity and honesty have raised the bar of excellence for those who will follow. More

2001


David Lowell

Many accomplishments as a preeminent world class geologist, while maintaining an impeccable reputation as a gentleman of the highest ethical standard. More

2000


Alberto Benavides
*

Making a positive impact on the mining industry, academia and community relations in Peru.
More

1999

Milton H. Ward*

Major accomplishments and dedicated service to the mining industry, and his active participation in educational efforts related to the industry

1990

Harry Frederick Oppenheimer*

For protecting mine investors, and especially for the better protection of the health and safety of workmen in the mines and metallurgical establishments

1988

Sir Alistair Frame*

Leadership in development, financing and operation of world-class mines and related industrial enterprises on behalf of RTZ

1984

Simon Strauss*

His role as an international spokesman on mineral trade and economics and his ability to interpret these subjects to the general public

1982

Dr. Charles F. Fogarty*

Constructively encouraging the younger generation to enter the minerals industry, and his inspirational leadership which led to several major minerals discoveries and the emergence of Texasgulf as a broadly diversified natural resource company

1978

Ian McGregor*

Meritorious service to the mining industry in the U.S. and abroad; international recognition, particularly in the U.K. and Australia, and for being a driving force in developing AMAX into a world class mining company

1976

Plato Malozemoff*

Leadership and financial skills in developing mineral prospects into great mining enterprises consistent with national interests and a deep sense of social responsibilities.

1973

Thayer Lindsley*

Applying encyclopedic geologic knowledge, the judicious use of modern technology, and enthusiasm which stimulated others, resulting in the discovery and development of many valuable mineral deposits throughout the world

1966

John Fairfield Thompson*

Outstanding contributions to original research, developing new metal uses, and guiding a great metallurgical enterprise

1957

Donald M. Liddell*

Unusual contribution to the art and research of non-ferrous metallurgy

1955

Louis S. Cates*

Distinguished service in mining and related industrial activities

1929

Cornelius F. Kelley*

Distinguished services in expanding and stabilizing the mining industry

1928

Charles A. Banks*

Application of aerial transportation to the development of remote mining operations

1926

Daniel Cowan Jackling*

Unusual services in the development of low-grade ores

1924

Frederick Gardner Cottrell*

Developed method to precipitate particles from smoke

1922 Robert Peele* Literature of mining

1921

Charles Warren Goodale*

Increasing the safety of mining and metallurgical operations

1920

E.A. Chappelen Smith*

Art of hydro-metallurgy

1919

Charles Eugene Schneider*

Metallurgy of iron and steel

1918

Pope Yeatman*

Administration of mines

1917

Edward Payson Mathewson*

Art of non-ferrous metallurgy

1916

James Furman Kemp*

Advancement in economic geology

1915

Robert Hallowell Richards*

Advancements in the art of ore dressing

1914

Herbert and Lou Hoover*

Contributions to mining literature

* Deceased

 

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promoting and improving understanding and appreciation
of the role of the U.S. Mining Industry
 

Focus:
mining, minerals and their uses, related environmental issues and government policies.


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