The Lawrence B. Merrell Award

Established through a bequest from the estate of Yvette Merrell in memory of "Larry" Merrell, 1880-1978, who was an independent Canadian mining exploration personality from 1933 until 1978. Prior to 1933, he earned his living, among others, as a professional boxer, bank clerk, newspaper reporter, and base metal miner. He also served in the Canadian Air Force for the duration of World War II.