Howard Street Robinson Medal Mineral Deposits Division

The Howard Street Robinson Medal recognizes a respected and well-spoken geoscientist who will further the scientific study of Precambrian Geology and/or Metal Mining through a presentation of a distinguished lecture across Canada. The medal is named in honour of Howard Street Robinson, a founding member of the GAC whose bequest to GAC in 1977 of approximately $100,000 makes the lecture tour possible. The bequest was ”for the furtherance of scientific study of Precambrian Geology and Metal Mining”. Thus the GAC’s Mineral Deposits Division awards the medal in odd years, and the Precambrian Division awards it in even years.

Steve Piercey

Winner, representing the Mineral Deposits Division is:  Dr. Stephen Piercey of Memorial University. Steve will undertake a lecture tour during the academic year 2015 – 2016.

He will offer a choice of presentations: 
- Zn-rich Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) Deposits. The abstract is available.
A semi-permeable interface model for the genesis of subseafloor replacement-type volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. The abstract is available.

If you are interested in having Steve Piercey come to visit your area, contact:

Alwynne Beaudoin
GAC® Coordinator
Hutchison and H.S. Robinson Lecture Tours (2015-2016)

Past Recipients

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