William Pinch

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William "Bill" Wallace Pinch is a mineralogist from Rochester, New York. The Mineralogical Association of Canada has an award named after him, the Pinch Medal, "to recognize major and sustained contributions to the advancement of mineralogy by members of the collector-dealer community." [1] The Pinch Medal has been awarded to a deserving mineralogist every other year since it was first awarded to Pinch in 2001, and is given at the Tucson Mineral Show in February. [2]

The oxyhalide mineral pinchite was named in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ Pinch Medal - Mineralogical Association of Canada
  2. ^ Pinch Medal - Mineralogical Association of Canada
  3. ^ MinDat - pinchite