Prof, grad win award for paper on Copper Cliff’s geology – by Heidi Ulrichsen (Sudbury Northern Life – July 5, 2016)

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A Laurentian University professor and a master’s student who worked alongside him have won an award from the Mineralogical Association of Canada for a paper published in the journal “The Canadian Mineralogist.”

Andy McDonald and Sarah Gordon picked up the Hawley Medal at the joint annual Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon in early June.

The Hawley Medal is awarded to the authors of the best paper to appear in the “The Canadian Mineralogist” in a given year.

The award is named in honour of the late J.E. Hawley, who was distinguished professor of mineralogy at Queen’s University, and wrote about the geology of the Sudbury area.

McDonald and Gordon won the award for their paper, “A study of the composition, distribution, and genesis of pyrrhotite in the Copper Cliff Offset, Sudbury, Ontario.”

“It’s a nice accolade to have received, because it comes from your peers,” said McDonald, a professor of mineralogy and crystallography, and the president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada.

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