The William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal

The William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal, established in 1927, and funded by AIME, recognizes distinguished achievement in mining other than coal. The medal is accompanied by an engrossed diploma containing a citation of the service or achievement upon which the award is based. The conditions of eligibility are as follows:

  1. there are no limitations regarding nationality, membership in the Institute, or otherwise;

  2. a candidate must be a living person able and willing to present himself in person to receive the award; and

  3. no person who has been awarded any of the other eight major AIME awards (Douglas, Lucas, Rand, Ramsay, Richards, Fairless, Hardinge, and McConnell) is eligible for the Saunders Medal.

  

Award Recipients

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2015 - William M. Zisch

For a distinguished carrier serving the metal and precious metals mining industry worldwide.

2014 - Timothy J. Haddon
2013 - Ronald Thiessen
2012 - Ron Guill
2011 - Harry F. Cougher
2010 - Douglas B. Silver
2009 - Patrick J. Ryan
2008 - Stanley Dempsey
2006 - James L. Madson
2005 - F. Steven Mooney
2004 - Paul C. Jones
2003 - Thomas J. O'Neil
2002 - Robert W. Schafer
2001 - Richard T. Moolick
2000 - Robert N. Hickman
1998 - Donald V. Fites
1997 - Hugo T. Dummett
1996 - Leonard Harris
1995 - J. Burgess Winter
1994 - T. Peter Philip
1993 - Kenneth J. Barr
1992 - Philip C. Walsh
1991 - G. Frank Joklik
1990 - Milton H. Ward
1989 - Richard J. Stoehr
1988 - Roy Woodall
1987 - Charles L. Pillar
1986 - Richard L. Brittain
1984 - John C. Kinnear, Jr.
1983 - Sir Frank Espie
1982 - John Towers
1980 - James S. Westwater
1979 - Henry T. Mudd
1978 - Russell H. Bennett
1977 - Frank Coolbaugh
1975 - Charles Dixon Clarke
1974 - H. Myles Jacob
1972 - Stanley M. Jarrett
1970 - Elmer A. Jones
1968 - Charles M. Brinckerhoff
1967 - Ralph Douglas Parker
1966 - Wesley P. Goss
1965 - Francis Cameron
1964 - Walter C. Lawson
1963 - Edward Ignatius Renouard
1962 - Joseph Hugh Reid
1961 - Marcus David Banghart
1960 - Robert J. Linney
1959 - John Ballantine Knaebel
1958 - William Jesse Coulter
1956 - Louis Buchman
1954 - Simeon Stansifer Clarke
1951 - Clyde Evarts Weed
1950 - Howard Nicholas Eavenson
1949 - Stanly Alexander Easton
1947 - LeRoy Salsich
1946 - Fred Searls, Jr.
1944 - George Bates Harrington
1941 - Herman C. Bellinger
1939 - Louis Shattuck Cates
1937 - Erskine Ramsay
1936 - Clinton H. Crane
1935 - James MacNaughton
1934 - Pope Yeatman
1933 - Walter Hull Aldridge
1932 - Frederick Worthen Bradley
1930 - Daniel Cowan Jackling
1929 - John Hays Hammond
1928 - Herbert Hoover
1927 - David W. Brunton