Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Good news from Australia and sad news from Chile

Good news from Australia that Prof. Alban Lynch (see In conversation, 11 August 2014) is to be inaugurated into the Australian Prospectors & Miners’ Hall of Fame, in the category of Technologist and Scientists. The induction ceremony will be held in Melbourne in November. Congratulations from all at MEI.
Alban Lynch (left) receiving the IMPC Lifetime Achievement Award
from Eric Forssberg, Brisbane 2010

And some sad news from Chile, of the death on July 17th of Roger Kelley at his home in Santiago. I worked with Roger at Nchanga in the early 1970s and until his illness he worked as an independent metallurgical consultant, travelling enthusiastically around the world. Our thoughts are with his wife Elizabeth, and son Steven.
With Roger Kelley (left) and Cyril O'Connor, in Santiago, 2013
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  1. Great news on Dr.Lynch which he so richly deserves; being his student I an much more thrilled. It also shows that Dr.Lynch's unique contributions over the years are still being appreciated and duely recognised.All mineral engineers are sure to be happy and inspired.

  2. Heartiest Congratulations of Dr Lync!!

  3. Congratulations to Prof. Alban Lynch. His achievements and contributions are eternal inspiration for all scientists dealing with mining. Dr Rossen Halatchev


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