The Arizona Geological Society's J. Harold Courtright Scholarship is being awarded this year to Jeff J. Geier, a student in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) working on an M.S. in geological sciences. The title of Geier’s research is: Timing and Structural Control of Gold Mineralization, Santa Gertrudis Mining District, Sonora, Mexico. Professor Steve Reynolds is Geier’s thesis advisor.
[taken in large part from the SESE announcement]
The award, in the amount of $2,000, is intended to help defray thesis-related expenses. The award will be presented at the AGS December dinner meeting. In evaluating proposals, the AGS Scholarship Committee considers the scientific significance of the proposed research, the applicability of the research methodology to the problem at hand, and the likelihood that research goals can be achieved.
Harold Courtright had a life-long interest and career in mining and geology. He honed his field mapping skills and porphyry copper exploration techniques in the Northern and Southern Cordillera and was instrumental in discovering some of the better-known porphyry copper deposits in Arizona and Peru, including Silver Bell and Toquepala.The scholarship fund, set up by the Arizona Geological Society after the death of J. Harold Courtright in 1986 and largely funded by AGS member contributions, is designed to promote graduate research in all geology fields with special emphasis on field geology, economic geology, and the study of ore deposits. Graduate students working towards a degree in the geological sciences at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona are eligible to apply.