Noble Witt Award

Noble Witt Award


The idea for an award to honor an FM member or “friend” of mineralogy originated with a long time member of the Pacific Northwest chapter, Noble Witt.  The prestigious award soon became known as “The Noble Witt Award”.

Nominations are called for each year from the membership to honor a person of the FM community that stands out as having made great contributions to the organization, to mineral science, and the mineral collecting hobby.

Nominations are received by the Chapter’s Board of Directors and a recipient is selected from the nominees to receive the award and be honored at the Chapter’s annual Symposium.

  • 2018  Douglas Toland
  • 2017  Douglas Merson
  • 2016  Rob Woodside, PhD
  • 2015  Robert Meyer
  • 2013  Al and Sue Liebetrau
  • 2012  Allan Young
  • 2011  Lorna Goebel and Karen Hinderman
  • 2010  Wes Gannaway
  • 2007  Bill Dameron
  • 2004  Lanny Ream
  • 2003  Sharleen Harvey
  • 2002  John Lindell
  • 2001  Harvey Gordon
  • 2000  Rudy Tschernich
  • 1999  Bob Boggs
  • 1998  Arlene Handley
  • 1997  Helen and Richard Rice
  • 1996  Cheryl Burchim and Ray Lasmanis
  • 1995  Norm Steele
  • 1994  Bob Smith
  • 1993  Mike Groben