The Arizona Geological Society awarded Alexandra Macho (left) and Enrique Chon (right) scholarships at the December 2015 dinner meeting.
The 2015 Courtwright Scholarship was awarded to Alexandra Macho for her research of Eocene Intrusions and Associated Hydrothermal Systems in the Egan Range, White Pine County, Nevada. Allie is currently pursuing a Professional Science Masters degree in Economic Geology at the University of Arizona. She plans to continue for a Ph.D. at the U of A in the Lowell Program in Economic Geology.
The 2015 Arizona Geological Society Scholarship was awarded to Enrique Chon, a senior at the University of Arizona, where he is majoring in Geoscience with an emphasis in Geophysics. Enrique expects to complete his B.S. in the spring of 2016 and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Geological Engineering and the Peace Corps Masters Program at Michigan Technological University.
Bob Kamilli received a life time membership at the December meeting in recognition for his long-time service to the Arizona Geological Society. Over the years, Bob has held the following positions on the AGS Executive Committee: councilor (1994 and 2001-2003), President (1999), Past President (2000) and Vice President, Programs (1995-1998 and 2004-2015).
His hard work has also contributed to the success of the Doug Shakel Memorial Student Poster Events. Bob also served as chairman for the 2007 Ores and Orogenesis Symposium and was also the editor for the Arizona Geological Highway Map.
On 14-15 November, Jon Spencer, Phil Pearthree and Jordon Bright (Univ of AZ Ph.D. candidate) guided 30 AGS members and guests on an excursion in the northern Plomosa Mountains and to view the Bouse Formation in the Blythe Basin. The weather splendid, the rocks and Bouse outcrops brilliant, the audience engaged and argumentative (in a positive way), and the trip a smashing success.
A final draft of the field guide is available here.
On the following Tuesday, we canvassed trip participants for their experience. Over 75% completed and submitted an online survey published at SurveyMonkey.com. We hope these data will inform future field trips.
The survey results and comments of those surveyed are available here.
From left to right; Marisa Lerew (Councilor), Stanley Evans Jr., (Councilor), Sarah Baxter (Councilor, Don Applebee (President), Ann Pattison (VP, Marketing), Alison Jones (Vice Treasurer), David Briggs (Secretary), Mike Conway (Past President), Carl Bowser (Councilor), Robert Hildebrand (VP, Field Trips). Not present: Robert Kamilli (VP, Programs), Rachel Feuerbach (Treasurer), Bruce Walker (Councilor) and Jason Miser (Councilor).
Karen Wenrich and Bob Cummings getting an autographed copy of Dave Lowell's autobiography
The Arizona Geological Society thanks J. David Lowell for attending the September 1, 2015 dinner meeting, where he autographed copies of his recently published autobiography, Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder.
A native Arizonan, whose family roots date from territorial days, J. David Lowell was raised on a ranch near Nogales, Arizona to become one of the world's most successful exploration geologists. He received a B.S. degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1949 and a M.S. degree in Geology from Stanford in 1957.
He has personally discovered more copper than anyone in history, contributing to the discoveries of the Kalamazoo, Vekol Hills and Casa Grande West deposits in Arizona, the JA Deposit in British Columbia, the Dizon and Far Southeast deposits in the Philippines, and the La Escondida, Zaldivar and Leonore deposits in Chile. He is also personally responsible for the discovery of the San Cristobal Au-Ag mine in Chile and the 8-million ounce Pierina gold deposit in Peru.
Dave Lowell has published more than 50 articles, including one of which he co-authored with John Guilbert in 1970 that defines the Lowell-Guilbert porphyry copper model. This work remains a standard reference for exploration geologists, today. Dave Lowell is also a
former member of the Arizona Geological Society and served as its president in 1966.