Barlow Memorial Medal

Barlow Memorial Medal - Description

Established in 1916 as a memorial to Alfred Ernest Barlow, President of the Institute for the term 1912-1919 and distinguished for his contributions to our knowledge of Precambrian geology. The Prize is given for the best paper on economic geology published by the Institute in any year.








This Year's Winners - 2011

Michael D. Doggett Michael D. Doggett
Vancouver, BC

“In recognition of an excellent paper entitled "Assessing the Returns to Copper Exploration".”

Michael Doggett is the president of HanOcci Group, a resource investment and mining advisory service based in Toronto and Vancouver. He has 25 years of experience in the field of mineral economics, advising mining companies, governments and international agencies, and has delivered professional development programs in mineral project evaluation to more than 1,200 people in a dozen countries.

Michael is an adjunct professor at Queen's University, where he served as director of the Mineral Exploration Master's Program from 1997 to 2007. He is currently a PDAC director and serves on the board of directors of six publically traded exploration and mining companies. He has served as the Society of Economic Geologists International Exchange lecturer in 2005, and in 2002, he was the recipient of CIM's Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award.




Richard A. Leveille Richard A. Leveille
Phoenix, AZ

“In recognition of an excellent paper entitled "Assessing the Returns to Copper Exploration".”

Rich Leveille is the president of Freeport McMoRan Exploration, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, he was the president of Phelps Dodge Exploration.

Leveille began his career with Phelps Dodge in late 1994 as the chief geologist - South America, based in Santiago, Chile. He moved there from Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was a senior geologist with Kennecott Exploration. He joined Kennecott in 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah, after having previously worked in mine geology and mine planning for AMAX and Phelps Dodge.

Rich has an M.S. in geology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a B.S. in geology from the University of Utah. He has a particular interest in using statistical and financial analysis to understand, plan and evaluate the results of mineral exploration.