Murchison Medal

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This article is about the Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London. This should not be confused with the Murchison Award given by the Royal Geographical Society.

An award established by Roderick Murchison, who died in 1871. One of the closing public acts of Murchison’s life was the founding of a chair of geology and mineralogy in the University of Edinburgh. Under his will there was established the Murchison Medal and geological fund (The Murchison Fund) to be awarded annually by the council of the Geological Society of London. The first Medal was awarded in 1873.

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