HADDON FORRESTER KING MEDAL, FOR RESEARCH IN MINERAL EXPLORATION
Nominations for the 2014 Haddon Forrester King Medal are now closed.
The Haddon Forrester King Medal is one of the Australian Academy of Science’s prestigious career awards for life-long achievement and outstanding contribution to science.
The award recognises the contributions of the late Haddon Forrester King whose work applied the geological and related sciences to the search for mineral deposits in Australia and elsewhere. Haddon King joined Zinc Corporation as its Chief Geologist in 1946, became Director of Exploration for the merged Conzinc Rio Tinto of Australia (CRA) in 1962 and continued in this capacity until his retirement in 1970. He was a consultant at CRA until 1986.
The Award is made to a scientist, resident in Australia or overseas, and normally awarded once every two years. It recognises original and sustained contributions to earth and related sciences of particular relevance to the discovery, evaluation and exploitation of mineral deposits, including the hydrocarbons.
The Academy acknowledges the support of family and friends of Haddon King, and CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto). In 2007, Rio Tinto began a series of financial contributions to the Haddon Forrester King Fund and to acknowledge this generosity the medal is now known as the Haddon Forrester King Medal, sponsored by Rio Tinto.
In addition to a medal presentation dinner, this award includes a $3000 honorarium and up to $7,000 towards a short lecture tour.
The medal is made by The Royal Australian Mint, Canberra from silver provided by CRA Limited, and was designed by Ninon Geier, sculptor, Canberra.
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