The Carnegie Mineralogical Award was presented to prominent Tucson mining geologist and mineral collector Dr. Peter Megaw on Saturday night (Feb 13) at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society banquet.
"The Carnegie Mineralogical Award honors outstanding contributions in mineralogical preservation, conservation, and education that match ideals advanced in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Hillman Hall of Minerals & Gems. Established in 1987 through the generosity of The Hillman Foundation Inc., the award consists of a bronze medallion, a certificate of recognition and a $2500 cash prize. It is presented each February during the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show."Congratulations Peter! Very well deserved!